“Unbound,” the new fiction radio show on Louisville Public Media, debuted Monday on local affiliate WFPL(FM), 89.3 MHz. The program’s inaugural season continues every weeknight through June 28, featuring 10 half-hour episodes, each with two authors reading their own short fiction based around a common theme.
“Unbound” has been funded in part by the sponsorship of writing programs (bachelor’s and master’s level) at Louisville’s Spalding University, and by funds raised in a Kickstarter funding campaign earlier this year.
Friday’s theme is “Alternate Histories,” and it will showcase the talents of Tania James, who grew up in Louisville, raised by parents from southwest India, and whose debut short story collection “Aerogrammes” was described by Pulitzer winner Junot Diaz as, “an astonishment of a debut, so radiant with life, with love, with good old human struggle that I had trouble detaching myself from its pages.” James will be joined by the no-less-impressive Kyle Minor, who grew up in Florida, writes regularly for Salon and was the winner of the 2012 Iowa Review Prize for Short Fiction and one of Random House’s Best New Voices of 2006.
Stories will be available online the day after they air.
Visit the website for more information and to see the full schedule of writers and themes.