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The Sound of Books

Wednesdays at 7:35 a.m.
Fred Kasten

Each Wednesday morning on The Sound of Books award-winning producer and interviewer Fred Kasten talks to the author — or occasionally editor — of a new or recently-published book that Fred judges to be both well written and of likely interest to WWNO listeners.

Writers covered on The Sound of  Books range from such internationally acclaimed authors as Pulitzer Prize- and MacArthur Grant-winning fiction writer Junot Diaz — and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey — to emerging writers worthy of wider recognition, such as novelists Skip Horack and Amor Towles.

The Sound of Books covers work in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.



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2:09 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

New Novel From Stephen Maitland-Lewis A Timely, Compelling Financial Thriller

New Novel by Stephen Maitland-Lewis
By Fred Kasten

Ambition, the third novel from award-winning author and part-time New Orleanian Stephen Maitland-Lewis — is a timely financial thriller inspired by an actual multi-million dollar investment banking ripoff  Maitland-Lewis got wind of while working on Wall Street in the late 1980s.

To learn more about Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ambition — please click here

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The Sound of Books
1:36 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

"Who Was Dracula?" — A New Investigation By Acclaimed Historian Jim Steinmeyer is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.