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At Wordstock With Rob Spillman, Charles Bock And Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2017

We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.

Tom Spanbauer Honored With Literary Arts Award

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2015

The Portland author and creator of Dangerous Writing won The Oregon Book Award for lifetime achievement.

"Lowriders In Space" Is A Unique Graphic Novel For Kids

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2014

TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.

Wading Into Smith Henderson's Fourth of July Creek

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the Portland author about his debut novel and the critical acclaim it's received.

Author Tom Spanbauer Talks Teaching And Writing

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2014

TUESDAY: Author Tom Spanbauer has taught writing in Portland for more than two decades. His latest novel explores the intricacies of love and friendship.

Nicole Georges Explores Family Secrets In Calling Dr. Laura

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 18, 2013

Portland illustrator and zinester Nicole Georges chronicles her search for information about her father in her graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura.

Writing About Life With Bipolar Disorder

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 12, 2012

Cartoonist Ellen Forney has new book about living with bipolar disorder.

Pauls Toutonghi: Into Egypt

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2012

In his new novel Evel Knievel Days, Portland writer Pauls Toutonghi maps the physical and emotional distances from Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt.

Ismet Prcic

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2011

We spoke with Ismet Prcic earlier this year about his fascinating book, Shards. It was among our favorite author interviews this year, so we're bringing it back as part of our week of holiday rebroadcasts.

Ismet Prcic's "Shards"

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2011

The Bosnian-born Portlander Ismet Prcic joins us to talk about his first novel, Shards.

Rebroadcast: Josh Ritter

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2011

We revisit our conversation with singer/songwriter turned novelist Josh Ritter.

Josh Ritter and "Bright's Passage"

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2011

Musician and writer Josh Ritter joins us to talk about his songs, his life, and his new novel.