Writers on a New England Stage http://nhpr.org en Carl Hiassen's "Bad Monkey" http://nhpr.org/post/carl-hiassens-bad-monkey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Word of Mouth presents a special rebroadcast of Writers on a New England Stage with </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Carl Hiassen</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, presented by </span>NHPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The Music Hall and recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 50365 at http://nhpr.org Carl Hiassen's "Bad Monkey" Writers On A New England Stage: Bill Bryson's "One Summer: 1927" http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-bill-brysons-one-summer-1927 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Word of Mouth presents a special rebroadcast of Writers on a New England Stage with Bill Bryson, presented by </span>NHPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The Music Hall and recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Word of Mouth 50364 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: Bill Bryson's "One Summer: 1927" Writers On A New England Stage: P.J. O'Rourke http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-pj-orourke <p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:29:21 +0000 Word of Mouth 47656 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: P.J. O'Rourke Writers On A New England Stage - B.J. Novak http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-bj-novak <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">NHPR and The Music Hall present&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Writers on a New England Stage</em></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;with <a href="http://instagram.com/picturesoftext" target="_blank">B.J. Novak</a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">, recorded live at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.themusichall.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">The Music Hall</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;in Portsmouth. </span></p><p>Best known for his role as “Ryan the Temp” on <em>The Office</em>, Novak talks with us about his debut collection of short stories <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780385351836" target="_blank"><em>One More Thing</em></a> which he thinks is even more revealing than a memoir.</p><p>We’ll also get his take on his rising fame, and the not-so-heavy burden of being a celebrity author.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:15:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 44434 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage - B.J. Novak Writers On A New England Stage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor <p></p><p></p><p>NHPR and The Music Hall present <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage" target="_blank"><em>Writers on a New England Stage</em></a> with Supreme Court Justice <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx" target="_blank">Sonia Sotomayor</a>, recorded live at <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/" target="_blank">The Music Hall</a> in Portsmouth. Justice Sotomayor sat down with Virginia Prescott to discuss her memoir, <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780307594884" target="_blank"><em>My Beloved World</em>. </a>She's not permitted to comment on current cases, which gave Virginia plenty of time to discuss Justice Sotomayor's childhood in the Bronx, what it was like to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium and counseling a Sesame Street character, Abby Cadabby on possible career choices.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:45:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 43297 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Writers On A New England Stage: Doris Kearns Goodwin http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-doris-kearns-goodwin <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>NHPR</p><p>and The Music Hall present <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage" target="_blank"><em>Writers on a New England Stage</em></a> with <a href="http://www.doriskearnsgoodwin.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Doris Kearns Goodwin</strong></a>, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. The Pulitzer prize-winning historian and biographer of several American presidents shifts to the progressive era with, <em>The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft &amp; The Golden Age Of Journalism</em>. &nbsp;The book follows two presidents who became friends and later bitter rivals, as well as a chronicle of the dawn of investigative journalism in America.</p><p>This broadcast was made possible with support from TransCanada.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:02:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40523 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: Doris Kearns Goodwin Patricia Cornwell Lets Her Characters Speak For Themselves http://nhpr.org/post/patricia-cornwell-lets-her-characters-speak-themselves <p>NHPR and The Music Hall present <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage" target="_blank">Writers on a New England Stage</a> with <a href="http://www.patriciacornwell.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Patricia Cornwell</strong></a>. Her best-selling Kay Scarpetta crime fiction series introduced millions of readers to forensic pathology – and inspired popular TV shows from <em>CSI</em> to <em>Dexter</em>. After her 21<sup>st</sup> Scarpetta novel, <strong>Patricia Cornwell </strong>reflects on the process of turning grisly real-world crimes into absorbing fiction.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:44:16 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39468 at http://nhpr.org Patricia Cornwell Lets Her Characters Speak For Themselves Bill Bryson Takes Us Back To The Summer Of 1927 http://nhpr.org/post/bill-bryson-takes-us-back-summer-1927 <p>A conversation with author <strong>Bill Bryson</strong> about his new book, <a href="http://www.billbryson.co.uk/" target="_blank"><em>One Summer: America </em><em>1927 </em></a>recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth.</p><p><em>Writers on a New England Stage</em> is a co-production of NHPR and <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/">The Music Hall.&nbsp;</a></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:20:46 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36795 at http://nhpr.org Bill Bryson Takes Us Back To The Summer Of 1927 A. Scott Berg On 'Wilson' http://nhpr.org/post/scott-berg-wilson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A conversation with historian and biographer <strong>A. Scott Berg</strong> about his new book, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/books/review/wilson-by-a-scott-berg.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0"><em>Wilson</em></a>, recorded live at The Music Hall in Portsmouth.</p><p><em>Writers on a New England Stage</em> is a co-production of NHPR and <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/">The Music Hall.&nbsp;</a></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:16:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36195 at http://nhpr.org A. Scott Berg On 'Wilson' Margaret Atwood http://nhpr.org/post/margaret-atwood <p>Margaret Atwood&rsquo;s novels are imaginative and&nbsp; satirical, and her post-apocalyptic predictions eerily accurate.&nbsp;Atwood has just finished her <em>Maddaddam</em> trilogy, set after a bio-engineered plague has wiped out a wantonly consumerist America governed by corporations.</p><p>Atwood talks about her latest novel, and then sits down for a conversation and questions from the audience for this edition of <a href="http://nhpr.org/programs/writers-new-england-stage">Writers On A New England Stage</a>, a co-production of NHPR and The Music Hall in Portsmouth.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:06:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35706 at http://nhpr.org Margaret Atwood Writers On A New England Stage: Upcoming Events http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-upcoming-events <p>The new season of<em> Writers On A New England Stage </em>includes events with Margaret Atwood, Bill Bryson, Woodrow Wilson biographer A. Scott Berg, and crime novelist Patricia Cornwell.</p><p>The authors will read from and discuss their latest works, and then sit down with Word Of Mouth host Virginia Prescott for a discussion and to answer audience questions.</p><p>You can see the full lineup and purchase tickets by <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage"><strong>clicking here. </strong></a></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:34:11 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 34182 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: Upcoming Events Writers On A New England Stage: Elmore Leonard http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-elmore-leonard <div class="transcript"><p jquery1323963926795="29">News of author Elmore Leonard's death hit a lot of people hard, not only fans of the hard-boiled writer, but also writers, who spent the day on social media posting and sharing lessons they'd learned from Leonard's prose. Back in 2007, Elmore Leonard joined Laura Knoy for Writers On A New England Stage, a co-production of NHPR and The Music Hall. You can listen to that program from our archives right here.</p><p jquery1323963926795="29"> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:30 +0000 Laura Knoy 922 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: Elmore Leonard John Irving http://nhpr.org/post/john-irving <p>From the youth spent at Philips Exeter Academy that pervades his body of work, through his studies with Kurt Vonnegut at the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop – known for producing authors the like of Pulitzer winners John Cheever and Philip Roth - John Winslow Irving has emerged as a true literary heavyweight, distinctly American of voice, and one of the most influential cultural exports to come out of New Hampshire. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:18:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19844 at http://nhpr.org John Irving Joseph Ellis http://nhpr.org/post/joseph-ellis <p></p><blockquote><p>“As usual, Ellis combines powerful narrative with convincing analysis. His tale of the crucial summer of 1776 shows how political and military events wove together to create a new nation. Read this book and understand how America was born.” <span>–Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs </span></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:06:36 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29033 at http://nhpr.org Joseph Ellis Carl Hiaasen http://nhpr.org/post/carl-hiaasen <p>The #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author is back doing what he does best: spinning a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed Florida tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land get their comeuppance in a mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.</p><p><a href="http://www.carlhiaasen.com/" target="_blank">Hiaasen </a>joined us in Portsmouth to talk about <em>Bad Monkey</em> and his other books on Friday, June 14th.&nbsp; First, he shared his thoughts on storm-chasers, <a href="http://pirates.wikia.com/wiki/Jack_%28monkey%29" target="_blank">Hollywood monkeys</a>, and what not to do with a dead raccoon.&nbsp; <em>Then</em> he sat down with Virginia Prescott for a great interview about Florida <a href="http://www.bradenton.com/2013/05/15/4525897/90-arrested-in-s-florida-medicare.html" target="_blank">scam artists</a>, his foray into YA, and the twisted true stories behind his twisted fictional plots.</p><p>Writers on a New England Stage is a co-production of New Hampshire Public Radio and <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/carl_hiaasen" target="_blank">The Music Hall in Portsmouth.</a></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:13:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29032 at http://nhpr.org Carl Hiaasen