Author Archives: Ed Battistella

About Ed Battistella

Edwin Battistella’s latest book Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology was released by Oxford University Press in June of 2014.

An Interview with Debra Gordon Zaslow

Debra Gordon Zaslow is the author of Bringing Bubbe Home, a Memoir of Letting go Through Love and Death, the story of her 103 year-old grandmother’s final months. Debra Zaslow is a professional storyteller, writer and teacher whose stories have … Continue reading

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An Interview with Kit and Cat Seaton

Kit and Cat Seaton are sibling storytellers collaborating on the graphic novel The Black Bull of Norroway. Based on a classic fairy tale, The Black Bull of Norroway is the story of Sibylla, a nine-year- old whose life is forever … Continue reading

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An Interview with Alice Hardesty

Alice Hardesty is a poet and social activist living in Portland. She is also (as Alice H. Suter, Ph.D.) an audiologist specializing in the effects of noise on hearing. She has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety … Continue reading

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Literary Ashland Radio for September: Mary Maher

This month’s guest on Literary Ashland Radio on KSKQ is Mary Z. Maher. She is professor emerita at the University of Arizona in Tucson and the author of Modern Hamlets and Their Soliloquies, Actor Nicholas Pennell: Risking Enchantment, and Actors … Continue reading

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An interview with M. J. Daspit

M. J. Daspit is the author of the recently published Lucy Lied (Fireship Press, 2014), set in 1870s Monterey. She was born in Princeton, New Jersey, graduated from Cornell University and worked as the managing editor for The Writings of … Continue reading

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Literary Ashland Radio Interviews Tod Davies

Last week on the KSKQ radio version of “Literary Ashland” Michael Niemann and I interviewed Tod Davies. You can listen here. Tod Davies is the author of Snotty Saves the Day and Lily the Silent, both from The History of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong

In their just-released book Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors: Telling the Story, Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong interview a baker’s dozen Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors talking about their process and telling some behind the scene stories as well. Mary Z. … Continue reading

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Literary Ashland on the radio

Last week Literary Ashland teamed up with KSKQ community radio in Ashland to broadcast the Literary Ashland radio show. A monthly round up of literary events in the Rogue Valley together with an interview. Our first guest was Robert Arellano, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Michael Baughman

Michael Baughman, a freelance writer, has contributed to Evergreen Review, Sports Illustrated, National Wildlife, Honolulu Magazine, and many other publications. He is an emeritus professor of English at southern Oregon University and the author of Boat: A Memoir of Friendship … Continue reading

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An Interview with Diana Maltz

Dr. Diana Maltz is a specialist in late-Victorian literature and culture. She has been a professor at SOU since 1999 and served as Chair of the Language, Literature, and Philosophy Department. Dr. Maltz received her BA in Literature and History … Continue reading

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