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August Author Interviews Feature Al Roker, Walter Mosley, & Sara Paretsky

Legendary mystery writers Walter Mosley and Sara Paretsky and NBC Today weatherman Al Roker are among the authors that will be featured in August for KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7FM.  The August schedule includes interviews with authors of 8 new fiction books and 6 nonfiction books. The fiction authors include first time novelist Vu Tran and first time chIldren’s book author Erin Estrada Kelly.

Among the highlights are:

  • Walter Mosley, best known for his Easy Rawlins novels, discussing his latest Leonid McGill mystery novel, AND SOMETIMES I WONDER ABOUT YOU, on August 2.
  • Sara Paretsky discussing her latest V.I. Warshawski novel, BRUSH BACK, and the role she played in founding Sisters In Crime, an association that promotes women mystery writers, on August 9.
  • Al Roker discussing STORM OF THE CENTURY, his book about the Galveston hurricane of 1900, on August 17.


August Interview Schedule (subject to change)

August 2 – Susan Spann, FLASK OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER (A Shinobi Mystery); Walter Mosley, AND SOMETIMES I WONDER ABOUT YOU (A Leonid McGill Mystery)


August 9 – Sara Paretsky, BRUSH BACK (A V. I. Warshawski Novel); Erin Estrada Kelly, BLACKBIRD FLY

August 10 – Mary Looman & John Carl, A COUNTRY CALLED PRISON: Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nation

August 16 –  Michael Hiltzik, BIG SCIENCE: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military Industrial Complex

August 17 – Al Roker, STORM OF THE CENTURY: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

August 23 – Steph Cha, DEAD SOON ENOUGH (A Juniper Song Mystery); Vu Tran, DRAGONFISH

August 24 – David Sehat, THE JEFFERSON RULE: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible

August 30 – Sue Grafton, X (A Kinsey Millhone Novel); Julia Dahl, RUN YOU DOWN

August 31 – Shawn Leigh Alexander, W. E. B. DU BOIS: An American Intellectual and Activist


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