Books

Adam Cayton-Holland is a writer, comic, and actor based in Denver whose tragicomic memoir Tragedy + Time is now available on Audible. The book is heart-wrenching and hilarious all at once, written in tribute to his younger sister Lydia after her suicide. Adam talks with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about his first time doing Conan and offers suggestions for getting the creative juices flowing while sitting at home. "Be diligent, don't be lazy," he says. "Stop making excuses, go get some work done. That's my advice."

It's happy hour book club time on KDNK! Erin Go-Book and Ape on the Dink talk about The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Next month's book is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Read along and call in on March 9 to participate.

For KDNK's monthly book club show, Erin and April review Educated by Tara Westover.

This month's episode of Get Lit, KDNK's happy hour book club show, hosts April and Erin discuss Asymmetry, by first-time author Lisa Halliday.

Brett Lear brings over 30 years of experience to his new position as executive director of the Garfield County library system. He holds a master’s degree in library science from Florida State and a masters of business administration from Sonoma State. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to the new leader about his deep knowledge and vision for this vital organization.

Out of 16, just five remain.

The Aspen Words Literary Prize, now in its second year, has trimmed its longlist of 16 nominees to just five finalists. The books on the shortlist, unveiled Wednesday, all manage to "illuminate a vital contemporary issue and demonstrate the transformative power of literature on thought and culture," according to Aspen judges.

On this month's episode, hosts Erin and April talk about BlacKkKlansman, a book by Ron Stallworth that was recently made into a movie by the same name. Get Lit is KDNK's show about books and authors and can be heard on the second Monday of each month. It's hosted by KDNK Development Director Erin Galbreath and DJ April Spaulding. Hear archived episodes here.

KDNK is starting a new show about books and authors. Get Lit can be heard on the second Monday of each month. It's hosted by KDNK Development Director Erin Galbreath and DJ April Spaulding. On the first installment, Erin and April make cocktails and talk about The Girl With All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey. It's a science-fiction novel published in June 2014 and written alongside the screenplay for the 2016 film of the same name. The book tells the story of a dystopian future where most of humanity has been wiped out by a fungal infection.

Carbondale library branch manager Lacy Dunlavy stopped by the station to talk about Local Lit Fest, Thursday night November 29th at 5:30pm. The event features nine local authors including historian Larry Rynearson, poet DJ Hill, novelists Clark Heckert and David Wall, childrens authors Duane Ziegler and Corrie Karnan and many more.