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01/05/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents features our literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez and an interview with acclaimed British author Martin Amis . He’s the son of novelist Kingsley Amis—and has published more than 20 books since his days at Oxford. Martin Amis’s latest novel is THE ZONE OF INTEREST . Set in Auschwitz, it explores the Holocaust through the eyes of disparate characters. That’s Topical Currents . . . Monday at 1pm.

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10/14/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the magic of knitting, which dates back to the 11 th Century. Award winning author Ann Hood has edited an anthology of 27 original essays by 27 extraordinary authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett, and Sue Grafton– all centered in one way or another.. around knitting. We speak with Ann Hood, and contributing author, Martha Frankel about their book, Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting . Join us for Topical Currents , Tuesday at 1pm.

“Viaje One Way” is a Spanish-language anthology of authors from Latin America and Spain. Hernan Vera Alvarez, one of the editors, says the book is "a mirror of the 21st-Century Miami." "Before there were anthologies of Cuban writers in Miami," he says, "but this book is the first one that unites Latin American, Spanish and Cuban writers." Alvarez moved to the U.S. from Argentina when he was 23 years old. Below, he talks about the new "Viaje One Way." There will be a book presentation on June...

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05/19/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents features an interview with writer and author, Roxane Gay . Literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez speaks with her about her debut novel, An Untamed State . As the child of Haitian immigrants who was raised in the suburbs, mostly in the Midwest, Roxane Gay has long been consumed with the question of how we inhabit multiple identities. Her novel, set in Port au Prince, is the story of a once independent Haitian American attorney, who is kidnapped, and...

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Davy Rothbart is a writer , contributor to This American Life and filmmaker . But he is probably best known as founder and collector of lost things for FOUND Magazine , a publication made of "anything that people have found." He told me about the beginnings of his magazine, how South Florida has been featured in it and what it has taught him. Hear our full interview here: Sayre: For people who don’t know what FOUND Magazine is, what’s your elevator pitch? Rothbart: It’s just anything that...

03/11/14 - Tuesday' s Topical Currents is with writer and journalist T.D. Allman . Twenty-five years ago, he wrote the landmark book, MIAMI: CITY OF THE FUTURE . The 1980s was a period when Miami took many shots to the chin: as “paradise lost,” and a drug-riddled pariah among urban centers. Twenty-five years later, Allman has revised and updated the book. And still finds Miami a harbinger of an evolving America. His new book is Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State . That’s Topical Currents . . . Tuesday at 1pm.

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02/04/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with writer Carl Hiaasen . A native of Plantation, Florida, his career includes being a Miami Herald investigative reporter . . . an award-winning columnist . . . and the author of 14-dark mystery novels which capture the absurd landscape of South Florida. His columns deride the graft, corruption and outlandishness of Florida, on many fronts. There’s a new collection of his best columns out: DANCE OF THE REPTILES . That’s Topical Currents . . . today...

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12/30/13 - Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez visits with novelist Allan Gurganus . He’s known for documenting southern US sentiments and the bittersweet lives of the citizens of a present-day fictional town in North Carolina. His new book is " Local Souls ." All of Ariel's interviews can be found at: http://wlrn.org/people/ariel-gonzalez

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12/10/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the magic of knitting, which dates back to the 11 th Century. Award winning author Ann Hood has edited an anthology of 27 original essays by 27 extraordinary authors including Barbara Kingsolver , Ann Patchett , and Sue Grafton– all centered in one way or another... around knitting. We’ll speak with Ann Hood , and contributing author, Martha Frankel about their book, Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting . Join us for Topical Currents . Tuesday at...

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10/24/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer , whose latest book is an unconventional presentation of HISTORY DECODED: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies . Each chapter has a removable envelope, which contain facsimile documents. You can hold John Wilkes Booth’s “Wanted” poster. What about D.B Cooper? He pulled off the only unsolved skyjacking. I n the second half of the program, Linda Gassenheimer ’s Food & Dining with wine columnist Fred...

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10/07/13 - Ariel Gonzalez speaks with author Kate Christensen about Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites , a mouthwatering literary memoir about an unusual upbringing and the long, winding path to happiness. http://katechristensen.wordpress.com http://www.randomhouse.com/book/219854/blue-plate-special-by-kate-christensen

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09/18/13 - Ariel Gonzalez with local author Preston Allen about his novel, EVERY BOY SHOULD HAVE A MAN .

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09/16/13 - Ariel Gonzalez interviews Tim O’Brien , about his book " JULY, JULY ," which deals with leftover angst about the Vietnam War. Mr. O'Brien is the also the author of "The Things They Carried" and the National Book Award winning "Going After Cacciato." www.AuthorTimOBrien.com NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with novelist Tim O'Brien:

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Summer is the time when snow birds and tourists abandon the state and leave native Floridians to swelter alone in the subtropical sun. Instead of bemoaning the heat and humidity (and occasional hurricane), delve into some writings that celebrate -- at least, in most cases -- what it means to live in this state. While most Florida reading lists would likely be populated by salacious crime novels and quirky Carl Hiaasen characters , this list is focused more on the ecological aspects of the...

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05/14/13 - In the second half of the program, Ariel Gonzalez with South Florida author Brad Meltzer and his book, The Fifth Assassin . Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and seven other bestsellers. The Fifth Assassin is out now. Sneak a peek at BradMeltzer.com Topical Currents beginning at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.

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