Books

2:07pm

Fri March 15, 2013
Music Lit

Teddy Wayne Invents 'Jonny Valentine,' A Tween Idol For Adults

Teddy Wayne's novel The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine is a deft mix of pop-culture criticism and slick literary craft.  Jonny, the protagonist/narrator, is a tween singer similar to Justin Bieber, and he's savvy enough to understand he exists solely as a marketing tool.  Only eleven years old, his star is already fading.  The novel is meant for adults—it’s a scathing satire of the music industry's hype machine.  Critics are praising it.  

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5:47pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Southern Lit

Rising Literary Talent Jamie Quatro Shows Us ‘More’

I Want To Show You More, by Jamie Quatro (Grove Press)

Grove/Atlantic published Barry Hannah, Charles Frazier and other celebrated Southern authors.  Now, Grove/Atlantic is adding Jamie Quatro to their roster.  Quatro’s debut collection of short stories, I Want To Show You More, comes out in March, and she visited WUTC for an interview.

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6:13am

Thu February 14, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day

StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay Talks About Love Stories

All There Is: Love Stories From StoryCorps came out in paperback in December 2012.

 

   Dave Isay from StoryCorps talked to WUTC's Michael Edward Miller about the appeal of hearing couples' how-they-met stories.  Such tales are collected in the book All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.

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10:42am

Mon February 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Tennessee's Poet Laureate Coming To Chattanooga Feb. 12

Tennessee’s official Poet Laureate, Margaret Britton Vaughn, will speak at a Chattanooga Writer's Guild meeting at the Downtown Public Library in Chattanooga on February 12th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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10:15am

Wed January 23, 2013
On Human Nature

Author of 'Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You' to Speak at UTC

Augustin Fuentes, professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame
Credit Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame Professor Augustin Fuentes will deliver a lecture at UTC tomorrow called “It’s Not All Sex and Violence.” 

The lecture is scheduled from 2p.m. to 4p.m. on January 24 at the University Center Auditorium at UTC.

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1:48pm

Fri January 18, 2013
Local Lit & Lore

‘Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge’ Quickly Became Bestseller

Moon Over Taylor's Ridge by Janie Dempsey Watts, published by Little Creek Books (2012)

Janie Dempsey Watts’s debut novel Moon Over Taylor’s Ridge hit the shelves of the Winder Binder Gallery & Bookstore in Chattanooga last fall and became one of the store’s bestselling local books.  In this interview, Watts talks about the North Georgia legends and true history that inspired her.

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3:52pm

Fri December 7, 2012
Noir-El

Shane Berryhill’s ‘The Long Silent Night’ Is A Holiday Mashup

Shane Berryhill, a Chattanooga, TN resident and author of the Chance Fortune young-adult series, has a new novel intended for all ages.  The Long Silent Night is a Christmas noir tale starring a North Pole detective named Jack Frost.

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4:18pm

Thu December 6, 2012
Books

Addiction & Recovery Recounted In ‘Hooked’

A new book tells the true story of a Chattanooga woman who got so hooked on hydrocodone that she took between 30 and 40 pills a day. 

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4:30pm

Mon November 19, 2012
Brains For Dinner!

Couple Writes Book For The 'Little Undead'

Illustrator Scott Brundage has created a few of the images for the book so far.

Dan and Amelia Jacobs are newlyweds and co-authors of an unusual children's book. It's called A Brain Is For Eating, and they say it's written "for zombies and their little undead." They've written the book and gotten the first few pictures from the illustrator. Now, they're trying to use Kickstarter to finish the project.

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7:27am

Tue November 13, 2012
New Slant on Sherlock Holmes

When A Scientist Writes Mysteries

Dr. Stephanie Osborn
Credit Rabbit Zielke

Stephanie Osborn is a scientist and novelist with a love of mystery and science fiction. 

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12:34pm

Wed October 31, 2012
It's A Scream

Halloween Special! Vincent Phipps Reads An Original Ghost Story

Professional storyteller Vincent Ivan Phipps joins us with a dramatic reading from his new book/CD Spooky-Nooga: Ghost Stories From Chattanooga, TN.

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12:02pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Become Chattanooga's Own JK Rowling?

Quit Your Day Job (Maybe) And Finally Write That Novel

The e-book revolution means anyone can publish a novel at no cost and market it to Kindle, Nook and iPad owners.  But what are the odds of a self-published story becoming a bestseller?

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2:02pm

Thu June 21, 2012
Participatory Ecology

Jan 21st: Naked, Frigid Biologist Commiserates With Chickadees

The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature, by David George Haskell

David George Haskell's new book The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch In Nature chronicles his experiences getting up close and personal with creatures in a patch of old-growth forest in Sewanee.

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12:05pm

Wed May 23, 2012

2:04pm

Thu May 17, 2012

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