Ariel Gonzalez

Topical Currents Contributor

Ariel Gonzalez is an English professor at Miami Dade College. He reviews books for the Miami Herald and interviews authors for Topical Currents.

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Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez speaks with author Karen E. Bender about her new book "Refund".

09/14/15 - On the next Topical Currents we turn to Literary Contributor Ariel Gonzalez, for an interview with esteemed novelist and short story writer Jim Shepard.

05/05/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents when we feature renowned author Martin Amis, with our literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez.  Besides the prolific output of books by Martin Amis, he’s also the son of the noted English novelist, Sir Kingsley Amis.

03/05/15 - Tune in for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we begin with literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez’s interview of investigative reporter Gerald Posner

Dese'Rae L. Stage

01/21/15 - 1:30 - Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez with author Emily St. John Mandel.  Her latest novel is STATION ELEVEN.

01/05/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents features our literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez and an interview with acclaimed British author Martin Amis.  He’s the son of novelist Kingsley Amis—and has published more than 20 books since his days at Oxford.

The Other Side of Paradise: Life In The New Cuba

Jul 31, 2014

07/31/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents features literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez’ interview with journalist and author, Julia Cooke Her new book, The Other Side of Paradise recounts her 10 month stay in Cuba in 2009. And more, Miami Spice runs through August and September.  Lin

Writer And Filmmaker Rebecca Miller

Jun 26, 2014

06/26/14 - On Thursday's  Topical Currents literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez speaks with writer and filmmaker, Rebecca Miller, about her latest book, “Jacob’s Folly.” It explores the competing demands of individual freedom and communal responsibility. And on our Food and Dining se

Celebrated Miami-Based Haitian Author Edwidge Danticat

Jun 5, 2014

06/05/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents features an interview by literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez with celebrated Miami-based Haitian author, Edwidge Danticat.  She edited a sequel to her 2011 collection of stories entitled Haiti Noir 2. Also, as we await the start of the

05/29/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents features an interview with Olivia Lang about her latest book “A Trip to Echo Spring”.  It examines the impact alcohol had on the lives and work of six great American writers.  Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez  spoke with Liang.

Author Roxane Gay Discusses Her Debut Novel

May 19, 2014

05/19/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents features an interview with writer and author, Roxane Gay.  Literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez speaks with her about her debut novel, An Untamed State. As the child of Haitian immigrants wh

Writer Gary Shteyngart's "Little Failure"

Apr 22, 2014

04/22/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents features an Ariel Gonzalez interview with writer Gary Shteyngart.  The author of three highly acclaimed novels, including his recent bestseller, "Super Sad True Love Story,"  Shteyngart is recognized as a brilliant satirist with an unfailing eye for the foibles of modern life.  His latest work is a memoir whose title comes from his mother’s nickname for him, "Little Failure." Join us for Topical Currents . . . Tuesday at 1pm.