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Book Nook
Saturday, 7-8am and Sunday, 10:30-11am

Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years, he has produced more than 1,700 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities.

He has interviewed historians such as Studs Terkel, David McCullough, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon Sebag Montefiore, and Gary Wills; politicians including Mario Cuomo, Sherrod Brown, George McGovern, John Kasich, Gary Hart, and Donald Trump; pundits such as Karl Rove, Ann Coulter, Ralph Nader, and Christopher Hitchens; broadcast journalists like Jim Lehrer, Robin MacNeil, Chris Wallace, Ken Bode, and Richard Threlkeld; movie stars including Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Peter Ustinov, Kevin Bacon, and Bruce Campbell; romance writers Nora Roberts and Janet Dailey; astronauts such as John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Tom Stafford, and Gene Cernan; diplomats including Richard Holbrooke and Jose Ramos Horta; humorists like Bill Bryson, Gary Shteyngart, Art Buchwald, Gail Collins, Dave Barry, Roz Chast, and Sarah Vowell; food writers including Amanda Hesser, Molly O'Neill, Michael Ruhlman, and Judith Jones; poets such as Galway Kinnell, Donald Hall, Nikki Giovanni, Billy Collins, Coleman Barks, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Shuly Cawood; crime writers like P.D. James, Sue Grafton, James Lee Burke, Louise Penny, Robert Crais, John Sandford, Don Winslow, Lawrence Block, Ian Rankin, Adrian McKinty, Lee Child, Walter Mosley, Ed McBain, and Philip Kerr; espionage novelists like Alan Furst, Mick Herron, and Olen Steinhauer; horror novelists including Clive Barker, Joe Hill, Stephen Graham Jones, Danielle Trussoni, and Paul Tremblay; and music legends from bands like The Animals, Duran Duran, Joy Division, The Doors, the Byrds, and The Rolling Stones.

Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.

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