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Book Nook: The New Iberia Blues, by James Lee Burke


James Lee Burke returned to the program to talk about his latest novel in his landmark series featuring Louisiana lawman Dave Robicheaux. Burke had not written any Robicheaux novels in a number of years while he focused on some other projects. He returned last year with a new book about this remarkable literary character with the eponymous "Robicheaux."

In this interview he explained that this new title "The New Iberia Blues" is intended as a followup to "Robicheaux" and is the second book in a planned trilogy. I called Jim at his place in rural Montana and on the day we recorded this conversation his phone line had a loud buzz. Sorry about that. Jim explained that he lives at the end of a dirt road out in the middle of nowhere.

I have interviewed James Lee Burke more times than any other author. Every time I talk to him I discover something new about him. I'm looking forward to our next conversation.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Microsun Lamps.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them.  Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.