Books & Co.
Ron And Jana
Hosts Ron Carlson and Jana Bommersbach introduce Books & Co. and share their thoughts on the writing process.

Original Airdate: April 17, 1993


About the Author

JANA BOMMERSBACH is an acclaimed and respected journalist whose work has encompassed every facet of the profession. She's been a reporter and editor for both weekly and daily newspapers. She wrote a popular book about Winnie Ruth Judd and is a major contributor to an anthology. In addition, she's written columns and investigative stories for magazines and appeared on television with both political commentaries and investigative stories. Bommersbach’s latest book, "Bones in the Desert: The True Story of a Mother’s Murder and a Daughter’s Search" was be published in 2008 by St. Martin’s Press. Bommersbach has been honored by the Arizona Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Arizona Chapter of the ACLU, the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and American Women in Radio and Television.


About this Book

RON CARLSON is the author of nine books of fiction, most recently his novel "Five Skies" (Viking 2007). Other works include "A Kind of Flying" (W.W. Norton 2003), "The Speed of Light" (HarperCollins 2003), and the story collection "At the Jim Bridger" (Picador paperback 2003). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper's, The New Yorker, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Epoch, The North American Review and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O'Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and dozens of other anthologies. Among his awards are a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares, and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award. Carlson is Professor Emeritus in English and Creative Writing at Arizona State University and the Director of Graduate Fiction at the University of California, Irvine.


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