Alan Cheuse http://wvtf.org en Written In Secret Behind The Iron Curtain, 'Corpse' Is Revived http://wvtf.org/post/written-secret-behind-iron-curtain-corpse-revived Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The fiction work of Soviet era writer Zigizmund Krzhizhanovsky never saw the light of day in his own time. He was known mostly as a theater, music and literally critic, but he also wrote fables and fiction for more than 20 years, none of which appeared in print until 1989. Well, a new volume of that work called "Autobiography of a Corpse" has just come out here in the U.S. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:27:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 15133 at http://wvtf.org A Coming Of Age Story For The (Ice) Ages http://wvtf.org/post/coming-age-story-ice-ages Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. A new novel explores life on Earth tens of thousands of years ago. It's called "Shaman" by science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson. Our reviewer, Alan Cheuse, says it's worthy of a spot on the bookshelf between "The Inheritors" and "The Clan Of The Cave Bear."<p>ALAN CHEUSE, BYLINE: Robinson has chosen a broad and effective means for including everything that he knows and everything he imagines about the world of 30,000 B.C. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:37:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 11669 at http://wvtf.org Book Review: 'Skinner' http://wvtf.org/post/book-review-skinner Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Charlie Huston is a Los Angeles-based writer known for his superhero comic books and crime novels. Alan Cheuse couldn't wait to get his hands on Huston's latest thriller called "Skinner." Here's his review.<p>ALAN CHEUSE, BYLINE: Charlie Huston's 2010 novel "Sleepless" bowled me over. What a powerful combination of combustible plot and fiery language. So here's his new novel in my hands. It's called "Skinner," and it's a huge letdown. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 7225 at http://wvtf.org Book Review: 'A Nearly Perfect Copy' http://wvtf.org/post/book-review-nearly-perfect-copy Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Allison Amend is out with her third book. It's a novel called "A Nearly Perfect Copy." It features richly detailed characters, including an art dealer gone bad, and it's set in both Paris and New York. Our review Alan Cheuse found it all quite delectable.<p>ALAN CHEUSE, BYLINE: Elmira, known as Elm Howells, works her expertise mainly about European drawings and paintings at a family art auction house in Manhattan. Fri, 10 May 2013 21:23:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 4208 at http://wvtf.org Book Review: 'Submergence' http://wvtf.org/post/book-review-submergence Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The writer J.M. Ledgard leads multiple lives. He's a journalist and covers East Africa for the Economist, but Ledgard is also a novelist. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:38:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 2495 at http://wvtf.org