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Conversations

Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative. Host Dan Skinner shares interviews with writers about recent works of fiction and non-fiction, featuring internationally known best-selling authors as well as new voices in literature. Conversations also shares updates on the area art scene through discussions about upcoming performances and exhibits. 

Conversations: Sarwat Chadda, "City of the Plague God"

On this edition of Conversations, Sarwat Chadda talks with host Dan Skinner about “City of the Plague God.” Chadda is a first-generation Muslim immigrant who swapped a career in engineering for a new one as a writer. His previous novels include “Devil’s Kiss,” the award-winning Indian mythology-inspired “Ash Mistry” series, and the epic high-fantasy “Shadow Magic” trilogy (using the name Joshua Khan).


Conversations: Nick Braccia, "Off the Back of a Truck: Unofficial Contraband for the Sopranos Fan"

On this edition of Conversations, Nick Braccia talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, “Off the Back of a Truck: Unofficial Contraband for the Sopranos Fan.” Braccia is a Cannes Lions and Clio-Winning writer, director, and producer. From rating all of the "wacks," to a top forty review of music featured in the series, the book takes a deep dive into the world of the Sopranos. 


Conversations: Alexandra Bracken, "Lore"

On this edition of Conversations, Alexandra Bracken talks with host Dan Skinner about “Lore: Bind Your Fate to Me.” Bracken is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Darkest Minds” series and the “Passenger" series. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages and has also been adapted for the big screen. 


Conversations: Shelby Lees, "The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild and Wonderful."

On this edition of Conversations, Shelby Lees talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Coolest Stuff on Earth: A Closer Look at the Weird, Wild, and Wonderful.” Lees is the senior editor at National Geographic Kids Books. Her focus is on bringing highly engaging content to all children, to foster a lifelong love of learning. 


Conversations: Melissa de la Cruz, "Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy"

On this edition of ConversationsMelissa de la Cruz talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy.” Cruz is an internationally bestselling author of many critically acclaimed books for readers of all ages, including the “Alex & Eliza” trilogy and Disney's “Descendants” novels. 


Conversations: Andre Maynard, "Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Andrew Maynard talks with host Dan Skinner about “Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.” Dr. Maynard is a leading expert in emerging technologies and their responsible and ethical development and use.


Sandy Tolan, "The Lemon Tree"

On this edition of Conversations, Sandy Tolan talks with host Dan Skinner about a new edition of his bestselling book, “The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East,” designed for young readers. Tolan is also the author of “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music,” and “Me & Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-five Years Later.” 


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