News of Note


March 28, 2017:
Kati Marton Presents Latest Book on Charlie Rose

Tune in to this video broadcast for more information about Kati Marton’s latest release, TRUE BELIEVER: STALIN’S LAST AMERICAN SPY.


March 20, 2017:
Colson Whitehead’s Novel to Debut as an Amazon Miniseries
Colson Whitehead’s bestselling novel, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, will be made into an Amazon miniseries by Barry Jenkins, director of the Oscar-winning movie, Moonlight.



January 25, 2017:
Boise State’s Reader’s Corner to Air Interview with SVWC 2017 Presenter Kati Marton

Host Bob Kustra’s interview with Kati Marton, author of True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy, will air at 6pm on Friday, January 27 and repeats at 11am on Sunday, January 29. Those in the Sun Valley area can tune in at 91.5 FM or you can listen to it here online.



January 17, 2017:
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced


SVWC 2017 presenter Jane Mayer’s Dark Money has made the list of finalists for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction. Click HERE for more info about Mayer’s book and a complete list of nominations.



December 2, 2016:
whitehead-coverThe New York Times Announces “The 10 Best Books of 2016”

SVWC 2017 presenters Jane Mayer and Colson Whitehead were among the authors recognized for their work on the NYT’s venerable annual list. Mayer’s Dark Money and Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad both made the cut. You can read more about their books and view the complete list HERE.


November 18, 2016:
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad Wins 2016 National Book Awardwhitehead-cover

SVWC 2017 presenter Colson Whitehead’s book The Underground Railroad was announced as the 2016 National Book Award winner for Fiction. Check the National Book Foundation website for more information.



November 1, 2016:
Dialogue Airs SVWC 2016 Interviewsidahoptv-color-logo-web-no-url-no-shine

Idaho Public Television will air several of Marcia Franklin’s interviews from SVWC 2016 in the upcoming weeks, including the co-creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, as well as Boston Globe reporter Walter Robinson, from the Spotlight team. Click HERE for more information and a full schedule.


August 29, 2016:
STEVENSON_Bryan-300x240Bryan Stevenson and His Equal Justice Initiative Featured in The New Yorker
In Alabama, Bryan Stevenson is saving inmates from execution and memorializing the darkest episodes of America’s past. Jeffrey Toobin writes about the important work Stevenson is doing in the August 22 issue of The New Yorker.


August 27, 2016:
Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 1.01.54 PM copyDavid Miliband Interviewed on Idaho Public Television’s Dialogue
Leading up to the UN’s high-level summit on refugees and migrants on September 19, Dialogue will air Marcia Franklin’s interview with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, on Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm MDT and again on Sunday, September 18 at 5pm MDT. For more info, click HERE


CORRIGAN, Maureen (2) - 150dpi - Credit Nina Subin - 12-11-2015June 3, 2016:
Maureen Corrigan on Boise State University’s Reader’s Corner
Bob Kustra, Boise State University’s president, interviewed Maureen Corrigan on his weekly radio show recently, discussing THE GREAT GATSBY and F. Scott Fitzgerald as well as Corrigan’s new book about the topic, SO WE READ ON. To listen to the complete interview, click HERE.


salman-rushdie-May 16, 2016:
Salman Rushdie In Conversation With Paul Holdengraber
In part one of their conversation on Literary Hub, Salman Rushdie and Paul Holdengraber discuss the dismal science, bad times at boarding school, and the enduring lessons of Orpheus and Eurydice. Here are links to PART ONE and PART TWO of the interview.


Dumas_It-Aint-So-Awful-FalafalMay 4, 2016:
New Release from SVWC 2016 Presenter Firoozeh Dumas
The latest book from Firoozeh Dumas, IT AIN’T SO AWFUL, FALAFEL, is a poignant yet lighthearted middle-grade debut from the author of the best-selling FUNNY IN FARSI. For more info about the book, available now, click on the cover to the right.