Vick Mickunas

Vick Mickunas is a columnist, book reviewer, blogger, and interviewer for
the Dayton Daily News
and the other Cox Ohio newspapers. In 1994 he created his Book Nook radio program for WYSO Public Radio, the NPR affiliate that serves SW Ohio. He has interviewed humorists (Sarah Vowell, Garrison Keillor, Bill Bryson), politicians (George McGovern, Mario Cuomo, Barbara Boxer), pundits (Christopher Hitchens, Naomi Klein, Chris Hedges), astronauts (John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan), diplomats (Richard Holbrooke, Jose Ramos Horta), movie stars (Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Peter Ustinov), and historians (Studs Terkel, David McCullough, Richard Reeves). He has interviewed novelists like Pat Conroy, Richard Ford, James Lee Burke, Gary Shteyngart, Tom Robbins, Amy Tan, Geraldine Brooks, Aleksandar Hemon, and Donald Ray Pollock. Vick has interviewed over 1300 writers.

2 entries by Vick Mickunas

Book Review

Donald Ray Pollock

The Devil All the Time

In what the author calls a novel of “gothic hillbilly noir,” a pair of serial killers prowls the nation's highways in the 1960s.


Some Stories Write Themselves

Vick Mickunas reminisces about his years working for public radio.