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"Killing Voltaire: An Observance for Charlie Hebdo" is a collaborative response by the Books Unbound community to the deadly attack on the offices ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 57:58
Caption: John Steinbeck's childhood home., Credit: Max Pringle
John Steinbeck, the author of such classics as “the Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice and Men” was born to a middle class family in a beautiful, turret...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
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The protagonist of "The Massacre of Yangzhou" is the southern Chinese city of Yangzhou, a rich and beautiful center of the failing Ming Dynasty as ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 59:38
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Tonight’s program is one half of a collaboration with WFHB’s Books Unbound centered around a memoir of a first-person eyewitness account written by...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 53:05
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"Echoes of the Sahara" the book written by Malian author, Intagrist El Ansari, is not only a memorable road trip of the writer but also an instrume...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 03:28
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“The Queen of Spades” is a mock fairy tale about debt, gambling, guilt and the supernatural—and the deadening effect of money on love. An aging, on...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 58:40
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Next year marks the 150th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s great Russian tome, War and Peace. While the novel’s great length scares many readers away, ...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 02:34
Caption: Fifty-thousand words in a month. How's it going?, Credit: National Novel Writing Month Organizatoin
A newly updated piece on NaNoWriMo. November is National Novel Writing Month, sometimes known as NaNoWriMo. In a studio loft on the Chicago's North...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 2
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Stefan Zweig was an Austrian Jew whose books were among the first burned by the Nazis in 1933. He was one of the most beloved writers of the 1920s ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:48
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With Halloween on the way, it’s scary movie season. That means isolated cabins, psychopathic hillbillies, and evil in the woods. One scholar believ...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Every ten years, the Furious Flower Poetry Conference is held at James Madison University. This year, the event was dedicated to renowned poet Rita...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 02:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Over 500,000 manuscripts from almost certain destruction were saved by an Islamic scholar from Mali. Until recently, the Timbuktu library called it...

Bought by Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, t...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 58:01
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was 18 when she and her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, visited some literary friends and got involved in a challenge, t...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
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James Joyce was a pioneering writer of modernist fiction and poetry, known for his innovative prose style and complex wordplay. Born in 1882 in Dub...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:28
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Ebola virus, TSA competition and more world travel news in 3 minutes.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2014
  • Length: 03:00
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James Joyce was a pioneering writer of modernist fiction and poetry, known for his innovative prose style and complex wordplay. Born in 1882 in Dub...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:54
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James Joyce was a pioneering writer of modernist fiction and poetry, known for his innovative prose style and complex wordplay. Born in 1882 in Dub...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
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Multi-talented Maya Kucherskaya, a renowned author of fiction and literature and an accomplished journalist shared her story at an author expositio...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
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James Joyce was a pioneering writer of modernist fiction and poetry, known for his innovative prose style and complex wordplay. Born in 1882 in Dub...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 57:02
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All around the country, summer reading lists will feature the same familiar authors of the literary canon. In recent decades, that canon has come t...

Bought by WAMC and KKRN


  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 2
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WFHB correspondent Michael Glab speaks with juvenile fiction author Julia Carr about writing and adolescent issues for today’s WFHB feature report.

  • Added: Jun 17, 2014
  • Length: 08:20
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James Joyce was a pioneering writer of modernist fiction and poetry, known for his innovative prose style and complex wordplay. Born in 1882 in Dub...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:31
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James Joyce was a pioneering writer of modernist fiction and poetry, known for his innovative prose style and complex wordplay. Born in 1882 in Dub...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:46
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Host Doug Storm is joined by three professors of literature at Indiana University, Jennifer Fleissner, Jonathan Elmer, and Christoph Irmscher, to e...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2014
  • Length: 56:38