Talking Volumes is a literary collaboration between the Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio that brings high-profile authors to the Twin Cities for a live interview, later broadcast on MPR, accompanied by in-depth stories about the writers in the Star Tribune.
"Writing is the thing that gives my life the greatest joy," says Talking Volumes guest.
Chang-rae Lee talks about how he found the story he needed to tell.
"The Earth is getting angry with us," says the Pulitzer winner, part of a special Talking Volumes series on race in America.
Felon-turned-lawyer/poet Reginald Dwayne Betts kicks off a Talking Volumes series about race.
Four writers of color will discuss their work in the context of race in America.
She discusses her new book about the structural roots of racism for a Talking Volumes audience.
The bestselling writer of "The Yellow House" discusses her "obsession" in a Talking Volumes interview.
Author says her book reveals the "bones" underlying our nation's divisions.
Talking Volumes guest rebuilt "The Yellow House" as a metaphor of America.
Interviewed via Zoom from her English cottage, the author introduced Talking Volumes guests to her housemate.
As species disappear, "H Is for Hawk" author Helen Macdonald takes a bolder stance in her new book.
Watch the writer's appearance as she opened our Talking Volumes book series.
Silence on the issue equals "the constant death of Black people," says the first guest in this year's virtual Talking Volumes series,
The complete lineup from the past 21 years.
The author of "Caste" will close out the virtual series of literary conversations Oct. 13.
The annual series will deliver authors Yaa Gyasi, Helen Macdonald, Claudia Rankine and Sarah Broom via Zoom.
Smith, who might be poetry's most generous ambassador, will discuss that love Nov. 21 in St. Paul as the final guest of this year's Talking Volumes series.
Fierce and funny writer Lindy West fights misogyny in the media, arguing that bad pop culture breeds bad politics.
Sacred writings lose their purpose when reduced to an arbiter to resolve feuds, exclude or oppress, argues Talking Volumes guest Karen Armstrong.
Tim O'Brien's memoir, "Dad's Maybe Book," is filled with advice and stories for his young sons to savor when he's gone.
In a new memoir, poet Saeed Jones relates his struggles as a young black gay man in Texas.
An encounter years ago led to Alice Hoffman's new Holocaust-inspired novel.
The literary series includes four nonfiction books and a collection by former poet laureate Tracy K. Smith.
The prolific author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series doesn't need "a high body count."
As Sally Field pieced together her storied life, a new memoir "became my confidante, my best friend, my companion."
Her new book praises the revolutionary force of female anger.
Leif Enger's lifelong loves gave wings to his third novel, but it almost never saw the light of day.
Known primarily as a hip-hop artist, Dessa's latest release comes from a New York City book publisher.
Oscar winner and local hip-hop star join Rebecca Traister, Leif Enger and Alexander McCall Smith.
In the bestselling novelist's latest thriller, "Origin," science threatens to kill off God.
"Hamilton" biographer sets his sights on another U.S. icon, but don't expect a Broadway musical.
While writing her new memoir, the author uncovered dark family secrets. She also found the source of her need to write.
To fill a "yawning gap" in books about black girlhood, Jacqueline Woodson turned to the Brooklyn of her youth.
Haunted by his mother's memory, the author halted his book tour this summer. Now he's back on the road — still outspoken, still funny, but a little more careful.
Memoir, history, fiction and spies: There's something for everyone at this book club.