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All Sides Weekend Books


Associated Press reporter Andrew Welsh-Huggins of Columbus has a second career: writing mystery novels. They feature protagonist Andy Hayes, a former Ohio State and Cleveland Browns quarterback turned private investigator.

His latest is titled “An Empty Grave.”

Another local author, Nick White, writes about identity and sexuality in the award-winning book, “How to Survive a Summer” and the short-story collection, “Sweet and Low.”

Today on All Sides Weekend: Books with host Christopher Purdy we talk with local authors who share their latest works and review books for summer reading.


  • Kassie Rose, WOSU book critic
  • Nick White, author and assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio State University
  • Andrew Welsh-Huggins, author and journalist

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