Writer's Bone

Tess Callahan, author of April & Oliver, talks to Daniel Ford about how her family inspired her to become a storyteller, the genesis behind her Tedx Talk, “The Love Affair Between Creativity and Constraint,” her publishing journey, and what authors can learn from painting.

Direct download: Episode_169_Author_Tess_Callahan.mp3
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Trailblazing comedian Paul Rodriguez talks to Sean Tuohy about his military service, how he got his start in comedy, being known as “The Mexican Guy,” his favorite Hispanics in today’s stand-up comedy scene, and the television show he’s developing with his son and Cheech Marin.

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Emily Ruskovich, author of Idaho, talks to Internal Review's Adam Vitcavage about growing up in Idaho, the authors who influenced her work, and her future literary plans.

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Michael Farris Smith, author of Rivers and the recently published Desperation Road, talks to Daniel Ford about his late entry into storytelling, his strict writing regimen, talking to his characters, and what inspired his new novel.

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Screenwriter Larry Gross, whose credits include “48 Hrs.,” “Another 48 Hrs.,” “Streets of Fire,” “True Crime,” and “Prozac Nation,” talks to Sean Tuohy about growing up watching movies in New York City theaters, how he caught his break in Hollywood, his partnership with Walter Hill, his screenwriting process, and which of his filmmaking heroes he’d like to have dinner with.

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Dan Zak, Washington Post reporter and author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age, talks to Rob Masiello and Sean Tuohy about what he learned while researching the book, the global response to nuclear weapons and their implications, and why reading newspapers is better than solely binging news on social media.

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Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires and the recently published Pachinko, talks to Daniel Ford about her path to storytelling, her intense research process, the global immigrant experience, and what inspired her new (and highly praised) novel.

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Robert Ben Garant, best known for his work on “Reno 911!" and the "Night at the Museum" films, talks to Sean Tuohy about how performing led him to writing, how an outrageous script got him in the door writing for movies and television, how he developed his screenwriting process, and why he prefers writing to acting or directing.

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Category:writing -- posted at: 12:03am EDT

In a special episode, legendary defense attorney F. Lee Bailey talks to Sean Tuohy about his military service, learning from defeat, why he’s always been drawn to writing, and his future memoir.

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Author Sebastian Barry, who has twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize, talks to Daniel Ford about his career as a storyteller, how his son influenced his new novel Days Without End, tackling the American Civil War, and what aspiring authors, playwrights, and poets need to keep in mind when pursuing the mysterious craft of writing.

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Shanthi Sekaran, author of the recently published Lucky Boy, talks to Daniel Ford about how her mother influenced her storytelling, her research process for Lucky Boy, how she developed the novel’s memorable main characters, and why writers need to step out of their comfort zones.

Daniel also makes a statement about President Trump’s recent Executive Order regarding U.S. immigration policy.

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