In The Author's Voice

  • Local Host Jeff Williams, Jennifer Fuller

In the Author's Voice is a regular web feature of WSIU Public Radio.  WSIU hosts talk with local and national Author's about their works.

book cover for the shift
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

A new book chronicles a day in the life of a nurse.   Theresa Brown is an RN, author and frequent columnist on health care issues from the nurse's perspective.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with Brown about her new book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives.

Lynn Johnson/National Geographic

Illinois and 22 other states allow the medical use of marijuana. The origin of cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to the healers of ancient China. But what do we really know about the science of marijuana? Despite the fact that marijuana has been around for centuries very little scientific research has been conducted.  

History Publishing

April marks the 150th Anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Most school children learn about the escapades of John Wilkes Booth and his assignation of President Lincoln during a performance at Ford's Theater on April 15, 1865.   But most people probably don't recognize the name John Surratt; let alone his connection to the conspiracy that ended in the death of the country's 16th president.


On this Thanksgiving holiday we pause to give thanks and reflect on the culture and tradition of Thanksgiving.  

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with writer and blogger Rebecca Rupp about her recent work on the National Geographic Channel's new miniseries Eat: The Story of Food.

Welcome to this edition of In the Author's Voice!  In the spring of 2012 a commencement speech given by high school English teacher David McCullough, Jr. went viral.  

His message to the graduating class: 'you are not special.' That speech is now the basis of a new book.  WSIU's Jeff Williams recently talked with McCullough about his view of the student experience and his new book You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements.

In the Author's Voice is a listener supported service of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and WSIU Radio.

Pegasus Books

Acclaimed Novelist Laura Benedict is a southern Illinois based writer.  Her latest work, Bliss House, was just released.  She is a self-described author of "dark suspense."  

In this edition of In the Author's Voice, WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with Benedict about her new book and how she got started writing scary novels...

Bliss House is now in bookstores. 

George Jelinek was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 at the age of 45.  The Australian Professor of Emergency Medicine has been successful at using dietary and lifestyle changes to successfully manage his MS. 

Jelinek is the author of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery and Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis.  He talks about his personal experience with MS and his research for this edition of In the Author's Voice.

Candlewick Press

WSIU Radio's Jeff Williams talks with children's author Kate DiCamillo about her latest novel for young readers Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures for this edition of In The Author's Voice.

In The Author's Voice is a listener supported service of WSIU Radio and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.