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Author Interview

  • Acclaimed New York Times bestseller Jeff Shaara discusses his new historical novel, The Old Lion. He brings to life one of the most consequential figures in U.S. history — Theodore Roosevelt. Shaara visits with presidential scholar Rick Collin of Bismarck, our go-to guest host when it comes to presidential history.
  • The North Dakota Council of Teachers of English is hosting an online event that's open to the public. It will feature Natalie Goldberg, whose 1986 book "Writing Down the Bones" sold more than one million copies.
  • A new book explores the 1974 murder of North Dakota native Arlis Perry, who was killed at Stanford University's Memorial Church.
  • From the Main Street archives. Jill Kandel moved to a tiny village in Zambia right after she got married. She and her husband spent six years there developing infrastructure for improved farming techniques. Decades later, she wrote a book.
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 - Linda LeGarde Grover is a professor emerita of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth and an award-winning author. She returns to Main Street to discuss her latest book, “The Sky Watched,” which gives poetic voice to Ojibwe family life in English and Ojibwe. November is Native American Heritage Month. ~~~ Tickets are still available for “The Moth,” which is coming to North Dakota with a mainstage event in Fargo next month. We share an encore visit with executive producer Sarah Austin Jenness.
  • Dr. Damian Costello is the author of “Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism.” He’ll be the featured speaker at this year’s Black Elk Convocation and Forum at the University of Mary. He and Dr. Mike Taylor, associate professor of education at UMary, visit with Main Street's Ashley Thornberg.
  • September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The new book Sinkhole: A Legacy of Suicide details author Juliet Patterson’s grief journey following her father's suicide. Patterson will be speaking at 5:30pm on September 23 at Zandbroz Variety in downtown Fargo. There will also be a spokesperson from the Fargo chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Patterson spoke with Main Street's Ashley Thornberg.
  • One Winter Up North is a new kids book exploring the flora and fauna of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Ashley Thornberg visits with illustrator John Owens.
  • Author Peter Geye talks about his latest book, The Ski Jumpers, which examines identity, family, murder, and the perils of memory.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - “One Book, One North Dakota” is a recurring event organized by Humanities ND. The book selected for September is from North Dakota native Taylor Brorby: “Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land.” On September 25th there will be a free Zoom event with Brorby and moderator Tayo Basquiat. With that in mind, today we replay a visit with Taylor Brorby from earlier this summer.