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Beth Golay


Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Emily Henry on her next ‘beach read’ for book lovers

In this episode of Marginalia, Emily Henry talks about the tropes that inspired her latest novel. → Read More

Emma Straub straddles the line between fiction and autofiction in 'This Time Tomorrow'

In this episode of Marginalia, Emma Straub explores the truths of her real life through science fiction. → Read More

Brian Morton on 'Tasha: A Son's Memoir,' a tribute to his mother

On this episode of Marginalia, KMUW's Beth Golay visits with author Brian Morton about his efforts to write both fiction and non-fiction about his parents. → Read More

Grant Snider on 'The Art of Living,' his latest comic

When he's not working as an orthodontist, Grant Snider is typically drawing comics. His work has appeared in national newspapers and magazines, and several of his collections have been published as books. He recently spoke with Beth Golay about his latest book for this week's Marginalia. → Read More

Hannah Lee Scott talks about her journey to becoming an artist

KMUW's 2022 featured artist is Hannah Lee Scott. She created "Curious Intruders" for KMUW donors. Our very own Beth Golay spoke with her about her work. → Read More

Rosie Walsh on 'The Love of My Life,' her newest emotional thriller

On this episode of Marginalia, KMUW’s Beth Golay discovers how an author learns the tricks of her characters’ trades. → Read More

Marlon James on 'Moon Witch, Spider King' and searching for truth through perspective

On this episode of Marginalia, KMUW's Beth Golay visits with author Marlon James about the second installment of his Dark Star trilogy, 'Moon Witch, Spider Queen.' → Read More

Jonathan Evison on achieving the American Dream (and the Great American Novel) in a 'Small World'

On this episode of Marginalia, author Jonathan Evison explains his thought process behind his latest book, "Small World," which was his attempt at writing the Great American Novel. → Read More

Jean Chen Ho on 'Fiona and Jane' and the evolution of friendship

On this episode of Marginalia, KMUW's Beth Golay visits with author Jean Chen Ho about her new story collection, "Fiona and Jane," which moves in and out of the lives of its title characters. → Read More

Max Greenfield writes 'I Don't Want to Read This Book' for reluctant readers

Max Greenfield is taking on a new role... as an author. The actor recently published an illustrated book for kids, titled “I Don’t Want to Read This Book.” KMUW’s Beth Golay recently spoke with Greenfield about his book, which, for the record, she did want to read. Here’s their conversation on this week's Marginalia. → Read More

Marginalia: Ken Follett's 'Never' combines the best of his thrillers with his epics

Author Ken Follett has a new international thriller out. "Never" explores the ever-threatening possibility of nuclear war. KMUW's Beth Golay visited with Follett last week about the book. Here's their conversation. → Read More

'Missionaries' author Phil Klay hosts 'American Veteran' podcast

In this special Veterans Day episode of Marginalia, KMUW's Beth Golay visits with National Book Award winner Phil Klay about his work with the 'American Veteran' podcast. → Read More

Marginalia: Jennifer Strong McConachie on 'Go Far'

In her book, Go Far, Jennifer Strong McConachie mined her experience as an endurance athlete to write about four tenets she says are applicable in a race *or* in life. And she recently explained to Beth Golay, her desire for adventure around the world began at home... with books. → Read More

Amor Towles on his new novel, 'The Lincoln Highway'

Author Amor Towles worked as an investment professional for over twenty years before he took the literary world by storm with his 2011 bestseller, Rules of Civility. And his 2016 novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, was on the bestseller list for two years. Towles' third novel, The Lincoln Highway, was released this week, and KMUW's Beth Golay spoke with the novelist about his work. Here's a highlight… → Read More

Marginalia: Maggie Smith On Her Poetry Collection 'Goldenrod'

Beth Golay visits with poet Maggie Smith about her new collection, Goldenrod. → Read More

Marginalia: Sunjeev Sahota On 'China Room'

In this week's Marginalia, Beth Golay visits with an author who honors an ancestor by telling her story. → Read More

Marginalia: Megha Majumdar On 'A Burning'

Beth Golay visits with Megha Majumdar about her debut novel, A Burning. → Read More

Marginalia: Louise Candlish On 'The Other Passenger'

On this week's Marginalia, Beth Golay visits with a British author about her new commuter thriller. → Read More

Marginalia: Grady Hendrix On 'The Final Girl Support Group'

KMUW's Beth Golay visits with author Grady Hendrix about his latest novel, The Final Girl Support Group. → Read More

Marginalia: Emma Brodie On 'Songs In Ursa Major'

When writing her novel, Songs in Ursa Major , Emma Brodie was inspired when she learned about the relationship between Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. → Read More