Paul talks with Joseph DiPrisco about his memoirs The Pope of Brooklyn and Subway to California. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Subway to California recounts Joe’s battles with his personal demons, bargains struck with angels, and truces with his family in this richly colorful tale that reads like great fiction. In his follow-up memoir, The Pope of Brooklyn, Di Prisco memorably traces how secrets revealed about his family led to even deeper mysteries. He's the author of the novels All for Now, The Confessions of Brother Eli, and Sibella & Sibella.
Steve talks with Kate DiCamillo about her newest children's book Louisiana's Way Home. the heartbreakingly irresistible Louisiana Elefante was introduced to readers in Raymie Nightingale — and now, with humor and tenderness, Kate DiCamillo returns to tell her story. Kate is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal, for The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses. She lives in Minneapolis where she writes two pages a day, five days a week.