About Author’s Voice

Author’s Voice® – Connecting Authors to the World  – offers programs in a variety of genres dedicated to bringing you the best new books.

Check our schedule to see who’s on next. You can leave a question or a comment about the program. We’ll share it with the author during the program.  Watching is easy, just visit this site at airtime, or watch us live on our Facebook page. Sit back and enjoy the show. You can order a book before or during the program, too.

Did you miss your author? Or, maybe you would like to see it again? The Previous Shows page includes links to the shows on our YouTube channel.

Learn more about each show below. Remember to Subscribe so you’ll always know what’s coming up!  Keep in touch via social media, too.


A House Divided is focused on Lincoln and Civil War books. The program was born at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. It’s the world’s only book shop dedicated to Lincoln and the US Civil War. Usually, the show will feature an artifact related to the book. This allows you to see some of the best items available at the shop; a virtual visit! Spanning over 10 years and over 100 titles, the program launched in November 2005.

The program is co- hosted by two members of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop family: one, owner and President Daniel Weinberg; and the other Bjorn Skaptason, historian and Author’s Voice Executive Producer.





A curated selection of titles chosen by a woman with over 40 years in the business – Berta’s Books is Roberta Rubin’s program on Author’s Voice.

Roberta Rubin is currently the co-chair of the Board of Directors of the American Writer’s Museum in Chicago. She owned the Book Stall bookstore in Winnetka, IL – winner of Publisher’s Weekly “Bookstore of the Year” award in 2012. 





LadyBird & Friends is the children and YA book program on the Author’s Voice network. The show’s focus is family programming for book people. Parents, Caregivers, Educators – and kids! -anyone who loves reading will enjoy watching.

Betsy Bird our host, is the Collection Development Manager at the Evanston Public Library. She was formerly the children’s librarian at the New York Public Library; and she blogs at “A Fuse #8 Production”. Join us for LadyBird & Friends! 





Lit with Love focuses on books about relationships, fantasies, and  – of course – Romance. While the genre of Romance is difficult to pin down, the one thing these stories share is an interest in the connections between characters. Journeys are taken, hardships endured, and the heart holds out for that promise glimpsed in a stranger’s eye… sigh.

The show is hosted by Sonali Dev. Her novels have been praised by Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post and Kirkus Best Books lists. She is the winner of the  American Library Association’s award for best romance in 2014.





Novel Conversations is Author’s Voice program dedicated to the best in new literature and fiction. Anything but “general”, this is where we meet a diverse group of writers telling tall tales and accessing even larger truths through the power of great storytelling. Unlike our genre fiction shows, Novel Conversations features a talented roster of hosts and a wide variety of styles and subjects.

Features books so amazing… You Won’t Believe Them. (Which is perfectly fine, because, you know… Fiction.) Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with who’s hosting and what fabulous new writers will be coming through the Author’s Voice studios.





Solved! is our Mystery, Thriller, and True Crime program. Whether it’s a locked-room puzzle you long to vicariously solve, or a look at the forces swirling in the shadows most would shy away from – Solved! tries to provide the best new titles in a genre that stretches from Cozies to conspiracies…

Solved! is hosted by best-selling author Libby Hellmann. Libby’s experience in the genre brings a uniquely razor-sharp perspective to her interviews.






Stranger than Fiction is AV’s non-fiction show, where we bring some of the best true stories – and best writing about truth – you’ll find in these fact-starved times. History, Memoirs, analysis, and scholarship  – but always a darn good tale that just happens to be true.

Stranger Than Fiction is co-hosted by Paul Berlanga. Paul is a Chicago native with duel careers in rare books and art.