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I was born in the Bronx and grew up in New York City and Long Island. I lived in Washington, D.C. for 18 years before moving to Portland with my wife in 1991. Music has always been a big part of my life. I started collecting records a year before I had a record player. I have published five detective novels, the first of which, Served Cold, won the Shamus Award. I brought my movie review program (On The Aisle) to All Classical Portland, in addition to my Author, Author interview program. I teach occasionally and have taught courses in jazz history and the Marx Brothers’ movies.

Ed's regular shifts are Saturdays 8 am to 10 am, and 2 am to 6 am on Sundays. Ed also hosts Saturday Matinee from 10 am to 2 pm while the Metropolitan Opera is in hiatus.

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Latest blog entries from Ed Goldberg:

Bunny by Mona Awad

Mona Awad

Mona Awad was born in Montreal and has lived in the US since 2009. Her debut novel, 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL (Penguin), won the Amazon Best First Novel Award, the Colorado Book Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Arab American Book Award. It was also long-listed for… More


cover of Into the Jungle

Erica Ferencik

Erica Ferencik is a Massachusetts-based novelist, screenwriter and stand-up comic. Ferencik was born in Urbana, Illinois and later obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and French from University of Massachusetts and later a Master of Arts in creative writing from Boston University. Ferencik did stand-up comedy for ten years at various comedy clubs… More


Shawn Levy

Born in New York City, Levy was the film critic of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon, from 1997 to 2012 and of KGW-TV, Portland’s NBC affiliate, from 2009 to 2016. He is a former Senior Editor of American Film and a former Associate Editor of Box Office. His work has appeared in major newspapers… More


Alafair Burke

Alafair Burke received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, completing the Senior Thesis Emotion’s effects on memory: spatial narrowing of attention. She went on to Stanford Law School in California, graduating as a member of Order of the Coif. After law school, she served as a judicial clerk to… More


Cemetery Road

Greg Iles

Greg Iles was born in 1960 in Stuttgart,Germany, where his physician father ran the  U.S. Embassy Medical Clinic. He was raised in Natchez, MS, the setting of many of his novels. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. He has been a prolific writer of fiction, non-fiction and screenplays.  I have read his… More


Benjamin Dreyer

Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor and copy chief, of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. In 1993, he became a production editor at Random House, overseeing books by writers including Michael Chabon, Edmund Morris, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Pollan, Peter Straub and Calvin Trillin. He has… More


Last Boat out of Shanghai

Helen Zia

Helen Zia is a Chinese-American journalist and activist for Asian American and LGBTQ rights. Zia was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1952 to first generation immigrants from Shanghai. At five years old, she began working in her parent’s floral novelty business. She entered Princeton University in the early 1970s as a student in the… More


Lydia Kiesling

Lydia Kiesling’s debut novel, The Golden State, wherein Daphne, a young woman in a stressed life, flees the Bay Area with her toddler for rural California and a mobile home left to her by her grandparents. But, the bucolic life is not to be. She finds small comfort with two women she meets but is swept up in… More


An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris

This is the first book of a projected trilogy by Charlaine Harris, whose Southern vampire stories have become very popular, especially in TV adaptations. The newest book is An Easy Death, an alternative-history tale of a young woman in a re-imagined America whose job is to safeguard travelers on dangerous journeys. Lizbeth is a “gunnie,” adept at the use of… More


Rhonda Rizzo

Rhonda Rizzo is a classical pianist and a writer. A specialist in the music of living composers, she has released four CDs and appears regularly as a soloist and a collaborative artist. Her numerous articles have been published in national and international music magazines. She has published a novel entitled The Waco Variations, about a… More


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