Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Literary Life, Penguin Radio Show & GIVEAWAY



What frightens you? What makes your heart race? Which books have kept you up at night?
In this episode of The Literary Life, we'll investigate fright: that disturbing feeling that can spring from the most unlikely of places—even the pages of books. 

Sarah Waters joins us to discuss her newest book, The Little Stranger, a gothic novel and finalist for the Man Booker Prize that critics have compared to Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe. Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed and Fury joins us to rant about what not to do when reading your own audiobook in our latest installation of The Writer's Rant. Rich Hasselberger explains why designing a book jacket for a thriller is different than for a paranormal romance. We'll also hear from Kristin Hersh, founder of the band Throwing Muses, whose memoir, Rat Girl, tells the harrowing story of being a young indie rock musician at the birth of the alternative music movement in the 1980s.

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Books featured in this episode 

The Little StrangerFury: A MemoirRat Girl: A Memoir 

Thanks to Penguin, I will be giving away two (2) copies of The Little Stranger by Sarah Walters.  

GIVEAWAY  Rules for entering:

  • This contest is open to residents of USA  residents only!
  • Please complete the form below - do not leave information in the comments - it will not count.
  • The contest will end on November 21, 2010 at 11:59PM EST; 2 winners will be selected and contacted thereafter.
  • Once the winner is contacted, they will have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen (make sure to check your spam filters!).
  • Book will be shipped directly from Penguin.