The Write Question for December 02, 2007
11:46 AM - 11:59 AM
Today's Highlight: Judy Blunt
Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States. Our guest today is author Judy Blunt from Missoula, Montana.
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In addition to writing nonfiction and poetry, Blunt teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Montana. Her first book, Breaking Clean, won the Penjerard Fund Award; Mountains and Plains Nonfiction Book Award; Willa Cather Literary Award; and was one of The New York Times' Notable Books. Blunt has also received a Whiting Writers Award and a writer's fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her essays and poems have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Big Sky Journal, Oprah Magazine, and in two collections: Kiss Tomorrow Hello, and Women of a Certain Age. Her current work-in-progress is supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Author Biography from BookBrowse.com
Information about Judy Blunt from Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia
Author biography from Vintage Catalog (Random House Imprint)
Judy Blunt, Associate Professor, Profile
from the University of Montana, Department of English Web site
Author Biography from ReadingGroupGuides.com
A Conversation with Judy Blunt, author of Breaking Clean” from BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books
“Judy Blunt in the City of Books” by Dave Weich from Powells.com
“An unsentimental look at the patriarchal West” from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Friday, March 22, 2002
Author Interview from ReadingGroupGuides.com
Nonfiction Writer Judy Blunt, Archived Radio Interview from The Good Thunder Reading Series
Synopses, Book Reviews, and Press Releases
“University Author Hits the Big Time.” From Main Hall to Main Street, the University of Montana
Breaking Clean from Vintage Catalog (Random House Imprint)
Breaking Clean: Synopses and Reviews from Powells.com
“Judy Blunt no longer hollering out the back door into the night” from Rural Womyn Zone
Review: Breaking Clean from Bookreporter.com
Book Jacket Summary and Media Reviews from BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books
Breaking Clean: Readers Group Guide from Powells.com
Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt from readingGroupGuides.com
Breaking Clean: Readers Guide from Random House, Inc.
Breaking Clean: Reading Guide from BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books
Excerpt: Breaking Clean from Amazon Online Reader
Excerpt: Breaking Clean from ReadersGroupGuides.com
Book Excerpt: Breaking Clean from BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books
FYI: Information About Recently Published Books
Recently published books by regional writers in the fiction category: The God of Animals, written by Aryn Kyle, and Lone Creek, by Neil McMahon.
If you’re interested in nonfiction, take note of Growing Up Grizzly: The True Story of Baylee and Her Cubs, by Douglas H. Chadwick and Myths and Mysteries of Montana, by Edward Lawrence.
For more information about new books, contact your favorite bookseller or library.
And remember, according to Cicero, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Barbara Theroux, Prageeta Sharma, Renée McGrath, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by The Greater Montana Foundation —— encouraging communication on issues, trends, and values of importance to Montanans. And by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans.
This program included music by Michael Blessing, Springhill, Aaron Copeland, and Dire Straits.
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Guests on the The Write Question are writers, publishers, and illustrators living, or working for an extended period of time, in the western United States. The Write Question is a production of Montana Public Radio.