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What Are You Reading?

Last Friday of each Month at 4:44 pm

Tom Hall hosts What Are You Reading?, a show where authors and others recommend books that they’re currently enjoying. On the last Friday of the month at 4:44 p.m., during All Things Considered, Tom will find out what’s on bedside tables and loaded onto e-readers across Maryland and beyond.

What Are You Reading? is made possible by the Ivy Bookshop.

Taylor Branch

Sep 25, 2015

Tom talks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch.

Lizzie Skurnick

Aug 28, 2015

Tom talks with the author Lizzie Skurnick

Michael Curley

Jul 24, 2015

Tom talks with Michael Curley, Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, DC.

Jim Miller

Jun 26, 2015

Tom talks with Jim Miller, Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mohsin Hamid

May 22, 2015
Jillian Edelstein

Tom talks with best-selling Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid.

Lynn Nottage

Mar 27, 2015

Tom talks with Lynn Nottage, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her play, Ruined.

Wes Moore

Feb 27, 2015

Tom talks with Wes Moore, whose latest book is The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters.

Jen Michalski

Jan 30, 2015

Tom talks with Jen Michalski, whose latest book is a collection of short stories called From Here.

Jess Row

Dec 26, 2014
Sarah Shatz

Tom talks with Jess Row, the author of the provocative novel, Your Face in Mine.

Reyna Grande

Dec 2, 2014

Tom talks with Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, which has been chosen as this year’s One Maryland, One Book selection by the MD Humanities Council.

Brian Stelter

Nov 4, 2014

Tom talks with Brian Stelter, host of CNN's Reliable Sources.

Brian is reading:

This Town by Mark Leibovich and Full Upright and Locked Position by Mark Gerchick

Brian's book is Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV

Tiphanie Yanique

Sep 26, 2014

Tom talks with the author Tiphanie Yanique.

Sean Michaels

Jul 29, 2014
John Londono

  Tom talks with author and music blogger Sean Michaels.

Marin Alsop

Jun 27, 2014

  Tom talks with BSO Music Director Marin Alsop.

James McBride

May 30, 2014
McBride website

Tom talks with the author James McBride. His latest novel is The Good Lord Bird.

Sarah Lord

Apr 25, 2014

Tom talks with Conservationist Sarah Lord.

Shelley Puhak

Feb 28, 2014

Tom talks with the poet Shelley Puhak. Her latest collection of poems is called Guinevere in Baltimore. She’s the Eichner Professor of Creative Writing at Notre Dame of MD University.