BookSmarts: Under The Banner Of Heaven

University of Oregon journalism student Jessi Gunn tells us about growing up with J.K. Rowling and how Under the Banner of Heaven surprised her.   Get more BookSmarts!

Author Q&A: Mary Pilon on Monopoly’s secret history

Mary Pilon, author of The Monopolists, explains how she became intrigued by the storied and scandalous history of the board game Monopoly--the subject of her latest book.

Judge A Book By Its Cover Ep. 3

Host Judy Holtz asks UO students to guess the plot of This Totally Bites by Ruth Ames based solely on the cover.

Writers on Writers: Nikki McClure

Author and illustrator Nikki McClure tells us about some of the books and authors that have influenced her work. McClure's most recent book, In, tells the story of a young boy's adventures around his home with the use of prose and paper-cut illustrations.

TFYB: The Big Friendly Giant gets blocked

In this week's episode of Texts From Your Bookshelf the Big Friendly Giant tries too hard to be friendly with Mrs. Trunchbull . . . at 3 am. #Blocked.

Kid’s Corner: The mouse and the strawberry

Seven-year-old Tess tells us the plot of her favorite book.

BookSmarts: War, Pestilence, And The Surgeon’s Blade

UO graduate and host Maya delves into some gore-y history in this episode of BookSmarts when she discusses Wars, Pestilence, and the Surgeon's Blade by Thomas Scotland. War and surgery aren’t for the weak of heart, but who knew they had such corresponding histories?

Writers on Writers: Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice and Inside the O'Briens, tells us about how the work of Oliver Sacks has influenced her own writing.

Author Q&A: Christine Finlayson on selling stories

To make a little extra change, many children set up lemonade stands in their neighborhoods when the weather heats up. But the young Tip Of A Bone author Christine Finlayson had a different sales pitch.

Kids Corner: The best Harry Potter characters

In an extra special extra episode of Kids Corner, Rose and Lizzy give us their favorite Harry Potter characters.

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