• KVON radio (Napa) interview with Barry Martin 10.2.18:

We are very excited to share Stephen's interview on "After Hours with Rick Kogan" on WGN radio. For those of you outside the Chicago area, Kogan (who is of Russian descent) is a well known media personality who has interviewed hundreds of authors.

Here are the highlights from Stephen's October 21st interview:

  • "remarkably ambitious, incredibly successful"

  • "very polished writing, wonderful novel, much more accomplished than the typical first novel"

  • "fascinating story—part mystery, part thriller, part family saga (in the Russian tradition)"

You can listen to the 18-minute interview here:

You will especially enjoy Kogan's reading of an excerpt from the Tatiana prologue (about 6.5 minutes into the interview).

We are very grateful to Bjorn Skaptason for being such an engaging host  --- check out his interesting quote from Bruce Springsteen on ghosts versus ancestors.

The 32-minute interview was taped at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago  --- a treasure trove of Lincolniana and Civil War history. Definitely worth a visit.