This week, Woodstock Writers Radio gives a nod to some of the amazing talent in the Hudson Valley. And when we say “local”, we are talking about some of the most talented people in the country. Lucky us!
New Paltz resident Guy Lawson has been blowing the cover off all kinds of wild stories at Rolling Stone Magazine for years. In his new book, Arms And The Dudes: How Three Stoners From Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History, Lawson creates a page-turning, inside account of how three kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders—and how the US government turned on them. (The film, starring Jonah Hill, has already been shot and will be out in March.)
Lily Koppel, who calls Woodstock her second home, wrote the great book The Astronaut Wives Club… Now, the TV miniseries is playing every Thursday night on ABC. The first episode premiered this week to great reviews. Lily comes in to tell us about the Houston neighborhood where the astronauts lived.
Bill Braine’s new thriller, Bone Hollow, tells the story of two dead bodies, a couple of New York hipsters, and a dark conspiracy that takes on fracking, white supremacists and the environment of the Hudson Valley.
Historian Joseph P. Eckhardt joins us to discuss his new book Living Large: Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason, the artists who lived in Woodstock, and loved each other for 59 years.
See the trailer for Living Large: Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason
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