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Holiday Gift Ideas for Book Lovers: A Chat with Nancy Pearl

Aired on Tuesday, December 18th.

Nancy Pearl is our guest on ST. An editor, novelist, literary critic, retired librarian, and internationally acclaimed reading and literacy advocate, Pearl used to live and work in Tulsa -- way back in the day -- and that's when she started appearing occasionally on our radio show. Pearl returns today (by phone) to share several bookish gift-giving ideas. Here is her list: Sam Anderson, "Boom Town" / Paul Auster, "4321" / Joanna Cannon, "The Trouble with Sheep and Goats" / Esi Edugyan, "Washington Black" / Jane Gardam, "A Long Way from Verona" / Sara Gran, "Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead" / Andrew Sean Greer, "Less" / Raymond Chandler (Edited by Owen Hill), "The Annotated Big Sleep" / Emma Hooper, "Our Homesick Songs" / Lydia Kiesling, "The Golden State" / Susan Orlean, "The Library Book."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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