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Listen Up: Authors Dan Wakefield, John Green on the Radio

You read about them in Indianapolis Monthly, now hear them on the radio: Indiana authors Dan Wakefield and John Green join host John Krull on the weekly talk show No Limits, airing on WFYI 90.1 FM on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.

Wakefield, a native Hoosier and Kurt Vonnegut confidant, wrote the classic 1970 novel Going All the Way, set in Indianapolis. He recently returned to the Circle City after spending most of his adult life on the East Coast, and he chronicles the homecoming in “All the Way Home,” an essay appearing in the October 2012 issue of IM (available on newsstands on Monday, Oct. 1). Wakefield also edited a new book of never-before-published Vonnegut correspondence, Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, excerpted in the October issue and previewed here.

IM deputy editor Daniel S. Comiskey interviewed Wakefield about one of his favorite haunts for “A Night at the Red Key” in April 2011.

Green, an Indianapolis resident, writes wildly successful young-adult fiction. His debut effort, Looking for Alaska, received the Michael L. Printz Award, and his most recent title, The Fault in Our Stars, is a number-one New York Times bestseller. IM profiled the author in January of this year.

Laura Wills, development coordinator for the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, will also appear on the program.


Photos by Tony Valainis

Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.
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