New Letters on the Air http://kcur.org en Poet Tony Barnstone http://kcur.org/post/poet-tony-barnstone <p>Tony Barnstone, son of poet, translator, and scholar Willis Barnstone and visual artist Elli Barnstone, was surrounded by great works of art, literature, and philosophy as a child, and like his sister, Aliki, followed in his father's footsteps. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:52:52 +0000 Angela Elam 30163 at http://kcur.org Poet Tony Barnstone Evan S. Connell On 'Mr. and Mrs. Bridge' http://kcur.org/post/evan-s-connell-mr-and-mrs-bridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kansas City native Evan S. Connell died Thursday at the age of 88. His fiction and non-fiction works were wide-ranging, but he was probably best known locally for his two novels, "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," about a fictional well-to-do Kansas City family. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:52:37 +0000 Laura Spencer & Frank Morris & New Letters on the Air 30288 at http://kcur.org Evan S. Connell On 'Mr. and Mrs. Bridge' Fiction Writer Anne Enright http://kcur.org/post/fiction-writer-anne-enright <p>Winner of the first ever Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2012, Irish author Anne Enright talks about her often darkly humorous approach to writing about love, desire, death, and family. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:23:33 +0000 Angela Elam 30162 at http://kcur.org Fiction Writer Anne Enright Fiction Writer Jim Shepard http://kcur.org/post/fiction-writer-jim-shepard <p>Acclaimed fiction writer Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and several short story collections, including <em> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307277607?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=newletters-20&amp;link_code=wql" target="_blank">Like You'd Understand Anyway</a></em>, winner of the 2008 Story Prize and a National Book Award finalist. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:35 +0000 Angela Elam 30159 at http://kcur.org Fiction Writer Jim Shepard