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Irvine Welsh talks Renton, Sick Boy and ‘Trainspotting USA’

September 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two years after “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh moved to the United States, his infamous imaginary Scottish working-class heroin addicts are now descending upon America. Continue Reading

Local author, legislator unveils his new book of American history

September 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota legislator and author Eliot Glassheim said he was feeling frustrated with what he was hearing on some radio talk shows when he began research for his latest book, “Sweet Land of Decency: America’s Quest for a More Perfect Union.” Continue Reading

Mets pitcher Dickey has deal for children’s books

September 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

R.A. Dickey’s next pitch is for kids. The New York Mets’ ace has a deal with Dial Books for Younger Readers for three books, the publisher announced Thursday. Continue Reading

Author tackles aliens, Noah and reptiles

September 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Scott Alan Roberts hates conspiracy theories. So, it’s ironic he wrote two books that take this focus. Continue Reading

BOOK NOTES: ‘Fateful Lightning’… ‘The Burning House’… ‘Stand Up That Mountain’

August 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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The Romance Reader: ‘Beautiful Sacrifice’

June 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If you’ve enjoyed Elizabeth Lowell’s stories in the past, her latest book will not disappoint. Continue Reading

‘Where Wild Things Are’ author Maurice Sendak diesauthor

May 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Maurice Sendak didn’t think of himself as a children’s author, but as a writer who told the truth about childhood. Sendak, who died early Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. at age 83, four days after suffering a stroke, revolutionized children’s books and how we think about childhood simply by leaving in what so many writers before had excluded. Continue Reading

Energy ‘eco-thriller’ co-authored by Dorgan out next week

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former North Dakota U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan is a co-author of a new ‘eco-thriller’ novel, “Blowout,” that details a fictional attempt to sabotage alternative energy development in western North Dakota. For Dorgan, an author of two non-fiction books, it is his first novel.
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Dorgan in Fargo Monday for book launch of ‘Blowout’

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Retired North Dakota U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan will celebrate his latest book with an appearance and book signing at 7 p.m. Monday at Barnes and Noble bookstore in Fargo. Continue Reading

‘Potter’ author J.K. Rowling has deal for new novel for adults

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The author of mega-selling “Harry Potter” series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to publish her first novels for grownups. The title, release date and details about the novel, long rumored, were not announced today. Continue Reading