Bonnie Jo Campbell http://michiganradio.org en Michigan authors are making stops on the fourth annual Upper Peninsula book tour http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-authors-are-making-stops-fourth-annual-upper-peninsula-book-tour <p>A group of Michigan writers is headed to the Upper Peninsula where they are going to spend a couple of weeks making stops to talk about books, writing, and presumably talking a little bit about Michigan.</p><p>On the tour is Bonnie Jo Campbell, a Michigan author. Her works include the bestselling novel<em> Once Upon a River</em> and <em>American Salvage</em>, a collection of short stories. Ron Riekki, is also a Michigan author and the project director of the book tour.</p><p>They both joined us today to talk about the fourth annual Upper Peninsula book tour.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:05:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 13752 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan authors are making stops on the fourth annual Upper Peninsula book tour Stateside: Keith Taylor's top three winter reads http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-keith-taylors-top-three-winter-reads <p>As cold weather begins biting our fingers, reveries of fireside reading become common and lingering.</p><p><a href="http://www.keithtaylorannarbor.com/">Keith Taylor</a> writes both poetry and fiction; he coordinates the undergraduate program in creative writing at the University of Michigan and is the poetry editor for Michigan Quarterly Review.</p><p>Taylor knows Michigan literature-&nbsp; so we asked him to compile a list of his three recommended winter reads.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:58:14 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10017 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Keith Taylor's top three winter reads Artpod: Made in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/artpod-made-michigan <p>For all your late holiday shoppers out there, today&#39;s <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/artpod">Artpod</a> is filled with ideas for giving local.</p><p>http://traffic.libsyn.com/mrartpod/Artpod_122011.mp3</p><p>I put out a call on Twitter and Facebook to hear your thoughts on Michigan-made gifts you&#39;d like to give (or receive) this year. I also reached out to the owner of an independent bookstore in Grand Rapids, and the owner of an independent music store in Ann Arbor to get their suggestions, too.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:12:59 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 5486 at http://michiganradio.org Artpod: Made in Michigan Artpod: An interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell http://michiganradio.org/post/artpod-interview-bonnie-jo-campbell <p>http://traffic.libsyn.com/mrartpod/Artpod_072711.mp3</p><p>This week&#39;s <a href="http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510078">Artpod</a> features an interview from the &quot;<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/list/term/1834">Michigan on the Page</a>.&quot; It&#39;s a web-only series from Michigan Radio, where authors from around the state are interviewed about their own books, about Michigan books in general, and about what it means to be a Michigan writer.</p><p>On today&#39;s podcast, we turn the mic over to Brian Short, the series&#39; curator, and author Bonnie Jo Campbell.</p><p>Campbell&#39;s most recent book is the novel <em>Once Upon a River</em>, which has <a href="http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20504480,00.html">gotten</a> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/books/review/once-upon-a-river-by-bonnie-jo-campbell-book-review.html?pagewanted=all">rave</a> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/books-once-upon-a-river-by-bonnie-jo-campbell/2011/06/27/gHQAv3xozH_story.html">reviews</a>. Her previous book, <em><a href="http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/1006/American-Salvage">American Salvage</a></em>, was a finalist for the <a href="http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2009_f_campbell.html">National Book Award</a>. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:56:22 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3489 at http://michiganradio.org Artpod: An interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell A path through the darkness: An interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell http://michiganradio.org/post/path-through-darkness-interview-bonnie-jo-campbell <p>Bonnie Jo Campbell not only writes great Michigan books, she knows a lot about great Michigan books, too.</p><p>Campbell&#39;s most recent book, the novel <em>Once Upon a River</em>, earned a profile in Poets and Writers Magazine and was listed on Newsweek&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newsweek.com/2011/05/29/10-must-read-summer-books.html"> 10 Must-Read Summer Books.</a></p><p>It has received critical acclaim from the New York Times Book Review, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Parade, NPR, and Booklist.</p><p>Her previous book, <em><a href="http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/1006/American-Salvage">American Salvage</a></em>, was a finalist for the<span style="font-style: italic;"> </span><a href="http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2009_f_campbell.html">National Book Award</a>.</p><p>Before coming into the studio, we had spoken about Michigan books, and to my surprise Campbell came into the studio with a big box full of books &nbsp;- books either about the state or by Michigan writers.</p><p>We couldn&#39;t talk about all of them in the interview, so here&#39;s the list of books that Bonnie Jo Campbell brought:</p><ul><li><em>How to Fly</em> by Rachael Perry</li><li><em>Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open</em> by Diane Seuss</li><li><em>Autopsy of an Engine</em> by Lolita Hernandez</li><li><em>The Nick Adams Stories</em> by Ernest Hemingway</li><li><em>Within the Lighted City</em> by Lisa Lenzo</li><li><em>The Feast of Love</em> by Charles Baxter</li><li><em>Lord of Misrule</em> by Jaimy Gordon</li><li><em>Road to Wellville</em> by T.C. Boyle</li><li><em>Freshwater Boys</em> by <span class="ptBrand">Adam Schuitema</span></li><li><em>The Legend of Sleeping Bear</em> by Kathy-Jo Wargin</li><li><em>Eden Springs</em> by Laura Kasischke</li><li><em>Laughing Whitefish</em> by Robert Traver</li><li><em>Stitches</em> by David Small</li><li><em>Of Woods and Other Things</em> by Emma Pticher</li><li><em>Michigan&#39;s Eastern Massasauga--An Historic Distribution</em> by Tom Beauvais</li><li>&quot;Brown Dog&quot; by Jim Harrison</li><li>&quot;Wanting Only to be Heard&quot; by Jack Driscoll</li><li>&quot;The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit&quot; by Michael Zadoorian</li></ul><p>Campbell had a couple of other recommendations, though she didn&#39;t bring the books with her:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><em>The Lake, the River, and the Other Lake</em> by Steve Amick</li><li><em>The Women Were Leaving the Men</em> by Andy Mozina</li></ul><p>We spoke in Michigan Radio&#39;s studios about why people are drawn to dark books and what the difference is between why Hemingway&#39;s characters hunt and why Campbell&#39;s characters hunt. And despite her protest, we think she sounded awfully sophisticated throughout the entire discussion.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-978708.mp3 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:44:34 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3426 at http://michiganradio.org A path through the darkness: An interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell Bonnie Jo Campbell awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship http://michiganradio.org/post/bonnie-jo-campbell-awarded-prestigious-guggenheim-fellowship <p>Circus fans, rejoice.</p><p>Bonnie Jo Campbell, best known as the author of the short story collection <em>American Salvage</em>, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.</p><p><em>American Salvage</em> was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Critics Circle Award.</p><p>The fellowship was awarded for Campbell&#39;s current project, which revolves around a set of characters in &quot;a contemporary American circus.&quot; Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:58:01 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1987 at http://michiganradio.org Bonnie Jo Campbell awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship