Cincinnati native Ben Sandmel has studied music and musicians during his career, and now living in New Orleans, he has written about one of the true pioneers of R&B music in his new book Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans. The author was recently a part of the Books by the Banks book festival in Cincinnati, and recently spoke by phone with David Delagator to talk about this interesting artist, best known for his hit Mother in Law.
Author and Ohio State alumnae EJ Levy, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for her debut book, Love, In Theory, spends a few minutes on the phone with Barbara Gray, talking about why she chose a collection of short stories for her debut, and her creative use of a narrator.
Leah Stewart teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati and is a successful novelist with her books “Husband and Wife,” and “The Myth of You and Me” receiving critical acclaim. Her newest book, “The History of Us,” based here in Cincinnati, is just out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.
Local pediatrician and owner of the Blue Manatee Bookstore, John Hutton, has published and authored a book called Cincinnati: Our City, Our Story as a fundraiser for the Every Child Succeeds program. The book features photos of Cincinnati taken by children, a history of the city from Louise Borden, and additional artwork from C.F. Payne, Loren Long and Will Hillenbrand. As Dr. Hutton tells Barbara Gray, all the contributors donated their talents to this one-of-a-kind book.