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CityViews 5/31/12: Honors for “Icefall”/The SLC Arts Hub



Segment 1:

Matthew J. Kirby’s “Icefall,” a coming-of-age tale filled with Norse mythology, garnered glowing reviews from Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly and novelist Ursula LeGuin when it was published last year. But being nominated for – and winning – the coveted Edgar Award caught the Utah author completely by surprise. On Thursday, Kirby joins us to talk about the honor and how his day-job fits in with his storytelling.


  • Matthew Kirby, author of “Icefall”

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Segment 2:

Urban art – including graffiti art, street performances, poetry slams and break dancing – is alive and well in Utah, but often doesn’t get a broad public forum. Enter the Urban Arts Festival. On Thursday, we learn more about urban arts and a new 33,000-square-foot home for artistic growth.


  • Derek Dyer, Utah Arts Alliance
  • Cat Palmer, artist

The 2nd Annual Urban Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the SLC Arts Hub, 663 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. For a full schedule of events and more information, visit

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City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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    For whom is this book appropriate….does it contain adult language and/ or sexual situations and can young teens read it, also? Who is the intended audience?

    Scholastic (the publisher) lists “Icefall” as appropriate for ages 8-10, about a fourth grade level. No adult stuff, but I would say there is certainly suspense and a sense of vulnerability at times. Hope that helps and thanks for listening!

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