Happy New Year, listeners! Before we throw ourselves into what will certainly be an exciting year of audio productions, let’s take a couple of minutes to look back at our favorite books and conversations from 2011. For me it was an easy choice, being the world’s biggest China Mieville fan. We talked this past June about his literary space opera, Embassytown .
Next, Maggie Linton chose an exciting new writer, Tayari Jones, and they talked about her novel of secret sisters, Silver Sparrow .
And one of our favorite critics – and a national treasure if you ask me – Roger Ebert – looks at his own life in his memoir, Life Itself .
But first, Maggie has the top-ten downloads from the year we just put to bed, 2011. [Original Broadcast Date: January 3, 2011]
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