Books http://wfae.org en Reading, Publishing & Summer Book Picks http://wfae.org/post/reading-publishing-summer-book-picks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A dispute at Amazon over e-book pricing has some authors encouraging readers to ditch the retail giant and head to their local independent bookseller. Major brick and mortar bookstores continue to struggle. Self-publishing is on the rise. E-books and e-readers are pervasive as ever, but their sales are starting to level off. Meanwhile, the American Booksellers Association has reported a fifth straight year of membership increases for indie bookstores, once considered doomed with the advent of the digital age. Books are a rapidly changing business, so we'll check in on the state of the publishing and bookselling industry. And summer is almost here, a time when many people catch up on their reading so we'll get some book recommendations.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 WFAE 52877 at http://wfae.org Reading, Publishing & Summer Book Picks Local Author Roundtable http://wfae.org/post/local-author-roundtable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Professional authors and writers face many challenges and a lot of competition these days. Writing has shifted from a craft previously conducted with pen and paper, to an industry open to almost anyone with a keyboard. So how do we identify the good writers, the talented authors and how does one get published? What resources are available to help local writers hone their craft? And what else do writers do to make ends meet? We talk about all of that and more with three local authors.</span></p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:00:00 +0000 42969 at http://wfae.org Local Author Roundtable Girls Of Atomic City (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/girls-atomic-city-rebroadcast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world is at war and you want to help fight it. So you board a train to a secret town in Tennessee that doesn't appear on any map, to work on a project that you will never truly know about. And, yet, this project will end the war. That was the fascinating story for the thousands of woman who toiled to help build a bomb without really knowing that's what they were doing. Frequent guest Denise </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kiernan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> chronicles this mystery in her latest book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Girls of Atomic City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> uses exhaustive research and interviews with living war veterans to uncover how the Army managed to keep the project secret from its own workers and she highlights the stories of some of the women who worked there. She'll share her story with us when Charlotte Talks Friday, Sept. 6.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 34704 at http://wfae.org Girls Of Atomic City (Rebroadcast) The Girls Of Atomic City http://wfae.org/post/girls-atomic-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world is at war and you want to help fight it. So you board a train to a secret town in Tennessee that doesn't appear on any map, to work on a project that you will never truly know about. And, yet, this project will end the war. That was the fascinating story for the thousands of woman who toiled to help build a bomb without really knowing that's what they were doing. Frequent guest Denise </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> chronicles this mystery in her latest book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Girls of Atomic City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> uses exhaustive research and interviews with living war veterans to uncover how the Army managed to keep the project secret from its own workers and she highlights the stories of some of the women who worked there. She'll share her story with us when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26401 at http://wfae.org The Girls Of Atomic City Poet Ron Rash And NC Science Festival http://wfae.org/post/poet-ron-rash-and-nc-science-festival <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Part One: Ron Rash. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Poet, short story writer and novelist Ron Rash is having a busy year - his latest book of short stories </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Nothing Gold Can Stay</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, set in Appalachia with stories that span from the Civil War to present day - was released in February. And his novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Serena</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is being made into a movie with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. It's set to hit theaters in December. North Carolina native Ron Rash is in town for </span>CPCC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Sensoria<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Festival, and while he's here, we'll talk about his writing process, the different genres of writing that he works in, and about the experience of having one of his books made into a movie, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 25416 at http://wfae.org Poet Ron Rash And NC Science Festival Meals And Memories: The Power Of Remembering http://wfae.org/post/meals-and-memories-power-remembering <p></p><p>They’re billed as "the most important cookbooks you’ll ever own," and it’s hard to disagree.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Amy Rogers 16736 at http://wfae.org Meals And Memories: The Power Of Remembering Author Kevin Duffus On The Real Blackbeard (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/author-kevin-duffus-real-blackbeard-rebroadcast <p></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 16201 at http://wfae.org Author Kevin Duffus On The Real Blackbeard (Rebroadcast) Author Kevin Duffus On The Real Blackbeard http://wfae.org/post/author-kevin-duffus-real-blackbeard <p>Almost 300 years ago, Blackbeard the Pirate ran aground off the coast of North Carolina and, to this day, treasure hunters believe there is a rich trove of pirate's booty hidden somewhere in the state. Historian and author Kevin Duffus believes he has found Blackbeard's treasure, but it's not the form of riches you might imagine and you won't find it in history books. Duffus will join us to paint a detailed picture of Blackbeard's impact on the state, the real treasure he sought and a glimpse into a pirate's life that may surprise you. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 12929 at http://wfae.org Author Kevin Duffus On The Real Blackbeard Nicholas Carr On The Internet And Our Brains http://wfae.org/post/nicholas-carr-internet-and-our-brains <p>Like television before it, the Internet has been credited with being an influence on all sorts of things since it became a mainstream part of our lives - good and bad. Our guest this hour has been writing about technology, including the Internet, for years, and his latest book addresses what the Internet may be doing to our brains - re-mapping, re-programming, changing the way we think and learn! Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 7102 at http://wfae.org Nicholas Carr On The Internet And Our Brains The History Of Davidson (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/history-davidson-rebroadcast <p>Charlotte is more than just one city, it is a region comprised of many cities and towns and one of them, Davidson, is now the subject of a book chronicling the history of the town. <em>One Town, Many Voices </em>is the work of Davidson College Professor of History, Ralph Levering, and college Archivist Jan Blodgett and incorporates the experiences and voices of a wide range of people. The authors share what they've learned about Davidson - from its beginnings.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 7097 at http://wfae.org The History Of Davidson (Rebroadcast)