Talking Volumes: 2014

Talking Volumes is a literary collaboration between the Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio that brings high-profile authors to the Twin Cities for a live interview, later broadcast on MPR, accompanied by in-depth stories about the writers in the Star Tribune. Here's the 2014 lineup.

Karen Armstrong looks at myth and reality about religion and violence

Karen Armstrong

The world's so-called religious battles are more complex than they seem, author Karen Armstrong argues in her new book.

Azar Nafisi continues love affair with American lit

Azar Nafisi examines three American literary classics — “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “Babbitt” and “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter�

Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and a guest at Talking Volumes on Nov. 5, views fiction as "the moral guardian of the American dream."

Bestselling authors of young-adult fiction team up on fantasy series

YA authors Holly Black, left, and Cassandra Clare at New York’s Scholastic Corp., which is publishing “The Iron Trial,” the first book in their

Popular YA authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black have teamed up to launch a five-book fantasy series about a boy reluctant to use his superpowers.

Talking Volumes authors for 2014 include Richard Ford, Azar Nafisi

Writers coming to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul this fall reflect a variety of topics and genres.