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Friday Rundown: Three Author Interviews Hosted by Josh Raulerson

90.5 WESA

These topics air Friday July 11, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA.

Morning Edition host Josh Raulerson takes over the hosting chair for Paul Guggenheimer.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Thomas Sweterlitsch’s debut novel Tomorrow and Tomorrow is enjoying the success every novelist hopes for. It has received critical praise. In addition, Sony Pictures has optioned the book for a film adaptation. The author joins us to discuss the novel and the role Pittsburgh plays.

Hello American Lady Creature

Lisa Kirchner’s book Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar has been compared to Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestseller Eat, Pray, Love. She doesn’t mind the comparison, after all both books deal with a woman’s journey of self-discovery. The author joins us to discuss her book, yoga and more.

Brutal Youth

Watch any movie about friends reuniting and it’s guaranteed one of them will be a writer. With Anthony Breznican it’s a case of life imitating art. The first time novelist is a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly magazine. He’s come home to Pittsburgh for a high school reunion which coincides with the release of his first novel Brutal Youth.

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