WRITER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WRITER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Science writer Mary Roach coming to Uath April 21 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57832566-200/roach-science-chapter-flatulence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57832566-200/roach-science-chapter-flatulence.html.csp">Science writer Mary Roach coming to Uath April 21</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T16:46:03.922-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The digestive tract doesn’t sound like best-seller material — unless you’re as funny as science writer Mary Roach. “The pie hole and the feed chute are mine,” she writes in her latest book, “Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,” in which she underwent a sedation-free colonoscopy to view her innards. Roach’s fans expect her to take them along for the ride as she researches complex ideas, always with a light touch. Her books have won awards and a wide readership, ranging from 2003’s “Stiff”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57832566@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:46:03 MDT Letter: Ira Glass’ intolerant show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821649-82/intolerant-ira-mormon-mormons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57821649-82/intolerant-ira-mormon-mormons.html.csp">Letter: Ira Glass’ intolerant show</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.109-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I attended Ira Glass’ performance for This American Life at Kingsbury Hall on April 12. While I found Ira to be engaging, I am disappointed with his decision to add an anti-Mormon diatribe during the middle of his show. He included a writer for the show who lives in Salt Lake City. The writer read a story relating his experience with a bad tooth that required four root canals. He ended up at a dentist who skipped his lunch hour and then spent 45 minutes working on his tooth. During that time...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57821649@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT Mystery writer Harlan Coben invites you to his house http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698261-223/coben-readers-writer-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698261-223/coben-readers-writer-says.html.csp">Mystery writer Harlan Coben invites you to his house</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T11:01:39.399-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This month, as Harlan Coben releases “Missing You,” a thriller about how Internet dating hooks a New York police detective into a dark conspiracy from her past, the best-selling writer is using technology to talk to faithful Salt Lake City readers. In the past, he’s visited three bookstores to promote each of his annual releases, but his mystery novels are so popular, he could travel year-round just to meet readers. After all, Coben is the first writer to have won the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698261@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:01:39 MDT Veronica Roth: A young-adult novelist actually under 30 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698564-223/book-divergent-games-hunger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698564-223/book-divergent-games-hunger.html.csp">Veronica Roth: A young-adult novelist actually under 30</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSICA HERNDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T16:16:24.923-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 04:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beverly Hills, Calif. • “Divergent,” the latest young-adult novel poised to become a blockbuster movie, meets all the criteria for the YA genre: The movie is adapted from a best-seller; the story is rooted in sci-fi; and the cast consists of hot young stars-to-be. But unlike the “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” series, this one was actually written by someone under 30. In 2011, writer Veronica Roth was just 22 when her book hit shelves. Based on a future dystopian society where people are segr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576985642014-03-20T16:16:24.923-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T16:16:24.923-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:16:24 MDT Sanderson launches big sci-fi novel with midnight reading http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57626367-223/sanderson-series-writer-midnight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57626367-223/sanderson-series-writer-midnight.html.csp">Sanderson launches big sci-fi novel with midnight reading</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T11:04:11.743-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 11:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Best-selling Provo sci-fi writer Brandon Sanderson will launch his new novel, “Words of Radiance,” the second in his “The Stormlight Archive” series, with a midnight reading at the Brigham Young University Bookstore on Tuesday, March 4. (Listen to an excerpt here.) His first book in the series, the 1,001-page “The Way of Kings,” was released in 2010. “I like big books, because if I fall in love with a big book there’s a lot to love,” the writer told The Tribune at the time. In this series, Sand...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626367@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:04:11 MDT A writer devoted to George Eliot and ‘Middlemarch’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57462543-223/eliot-mead-book-george.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57462543-223/eliot-mead-book-george.html.csp">A writer devoted to George Eliot and ‘Middlemarch’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANN LEVIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T01:01:02.586-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead first read George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” at age 17, when she was an ambitious schoolgirl studying for entrance exams to Oxford. She recalls identifying “completely” with the novel’s earnest heroine, Dorothea Brooke, and Dorothea’s yearning for a “more significant existence.” Over the years Mead returned to Eliot’s masterpiece for more inspiration and guidance, rereading the 850-page novel at roughly five-year intervals. “This book, which had been published serially ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-574625432014-02-22T01:01:02.586-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-22T01:01:02.586-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57462543@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:02 MDT Making a difference with Seth Meyers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57580673-223/meyers-late-fallon-writer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57580673-223/meyers-late-fallon-writer.html.csp">Making a difference with Seth Meyers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T15:19:24.283-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PASADENA, Calif. • The difference between Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers in the days before their first talk shows began is evident in what they spent the most time on, said the man who guided both programs to birth. With Fallon, who took over “Late Night” in 2009, it was the performance. Meyers worries about the writing. Producer Mike Shoemaker’s observation is worth remembering as NBC’s new late-night lineup settles in. Fallon, the new “Tonight” host, and Meyers, who takes over in the 12:30 a.m....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575806732014-02-21T15:19:24.283-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-21T15:19:24.283-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57580673@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:19:24 MDT