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At GMGC Event Scott James '84 Discusses New Book, the Writing Process and Where He Got His Start

April 20, 2021

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The Delphian

Maxmillian Robinson interviews author and Adelphi alum Scott James about his new book "Trial by Fire"

Through 'Trial by Fire,' author seeks new way of looking at the Station blaze

April 21, 2021

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Cranston Herald

The author of a book on the Station nightclub fire asked readers to consider all angles of the tragedy.

"Smoke and Mirrors"

March 3, 2021

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Rhode Island PBS Weekly

The Station nightclub fire spurred headlines across the country and heartbreak across Rhode Island. Eighteen years later, author Scott James reveals new evidence about the tragedy and its aftermath.

The Station Night Club Fire, West Warwick, RI with author Scott James

February 19, 2021

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Crime of the Truest Kind Podcast

In conversation with host Anngelle Wood

"Trial by Fire" and The Station nightclub fire anniversary

February 18, 2021

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NEXT - broadcast of New England NPR radio station consortium

In conversation with host Morgan Springer about The Station nightclub fire

Bruce Newbury Radio Show

February 17, 2021

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WADK radio 1540AM Newport, Rhode Island

Live broadcast interview about TRIAL BY FIRE

"Trial By Fire" and The Station Nightclub Fire with Scott James

February 15, 2021

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Necronomicast Podcast

From Omaha, Nebraska, in conversation with host Brian Corey.

Holiday Books 2020 Edition

December 14, 2020

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KQED (NPR) "Forum"

Favorite books of 2020

True Murder Podcast: Trial by Fire

December 14, 2020

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True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History

Host Dan Zupansky interviews author Scott James about "Trial by Fire"

Cities of Blood Podcast: Trial by Fire

December 10, 2020

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Cities of Blood Podcast

Hosts Phil D'Asaro & Alexis Darevko talk to author Scott James about his new book "Trial by Fire"

18 Years After Station Nightclub Fire, Author Examines New Evidence

December 18, 2020

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WGBH National Public Radio

A new book is shedding new light on an 18-year-old tragedy, suggesting that the 2003 Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, RI may have been the fault of more than just the owners of the nightclub

What were the best books of 2020?

December 9, 2020

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Berkeleyside

3 Berkeleyside contributors share their favorites

2020's Music Books

November 30, 2020

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Forbes

"...just in time to provide some gift-giving options for fans who love reading about music as much as listening to it."

Trial by Fire: The Station Nightclub Fire

November 15, 2020

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Murder Most Foul Podcast

Host James Sulanowski interviews "Trial by Fire" author Scott James

Former Projo Reporter and Brown Prof. Threatened Author With Legal Action on Book About Station Fire

November 16, 2020

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GoLocalProv.com

A failed attempt to prevent a conflict involving the Providence Journal from being reported in "Trial by Fire."

Scott James' "Trial by Fire"

November 12, 2020

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WAMC Northeast Pubic Radio "The Roundtable"

Host Joe Donahue interviews the author about his new book about The Station nightclub fire, one of America's deadliest tragedies

Ivy League Murders Podcast: Trial by Five

November 8, 2020

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Ivy League Murders Podcast

Hosts Sarah Alcorn and Laura Rodrigues McDonald explore The Station nightclub fire tragedy and the new book "Trial by Fire"

Studio 10 interviews Scott James about "Trial by Fire"

November 5, 2020

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WJAR-TV 10

Two-part interview by Artie Tefft (episodes play continuously on this link), aired 11/5 and 11/6/2020

Scott James: Grief Builds When a Life Is “Stolen”

October 28, 2020

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Psychology Today

Journalist learns first-hand how emotions intensify when a loved one is killed.

Reddit: Ask Me Anything with TRIAL BY FIRE author Scott James

November 5, 2020

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Reddit

Q & A about The Station nightclub fire

New book explores aftermath of Station nightclub fire

October 27, 2020

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WJAR-TV 10

Providence TV news coverage of the publication of "Trial by Fire"

Five Books to Help Us Understand the Rise of Trump That Have Nothing to Do With Trump

October 27, 2020

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Book Marks

Scott James, the author of "Trial by Fire," shares five books in his life

Book Tells the Whole Horrific Story of the Station Nightclub Fire

October 27, 2020

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Houston Press

The story behind the new book "Trial by Fire"

Mike Kirby: New book reveals unknown truths about Station nightclub fire

October 24, 2020

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The Sun Chronicle

"James managed to uncover these truths with some hard-nosed reporting and, more importantly, by securing the first-ever interviews given by the Derderians and their families."

A new book from a former Channel 6 news director examines the Station nightclub fire

October 23, 2020

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The Boston Globe

Questions from Boston Globe reporter Dan McGowan

Mike Kirby: North native turns spotlight on 90 tragic seconds

October 3, 2020

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The Sun Chronicle

A preview of the release of "Trial by Fire"

Booklist review recommends "Trial by Fire"

October 1, 2020

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Booklist

"Well-researched and well written... it is well worth reading for true crime fans who are tired of serial killers."

Praise from Kirkus for "Trial by Fire"

September 1, 2020

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Kirkus

"An unsettling history of horrific events whose memory is still fresh."

Starred Review for Alone Together from Library Journal

September 1, 2020

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Library Journal

Verdict: Among the first anthologies of its kind, this thoughtful and engaging compilation is recommended for readers seeking understanding and connection and a more empathetic and less materialistic post–­COVID-19 world.

Ninety writers offer their thoughts on life during a pandemic

August 20, 2020

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Washington Post

"Compulsively readable" - review of Alone Together

Trial by Fire receives Starred Review - Publishers Weekly

August 2020

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Publishers Weekly

"gripping, meticulously researched... James draws on his knowledge of the state’s politics and interviews with the principal players to present a complete, affecting picture of the tragedy’s terrible human cost. This is essential reading for true crime fans."

Buzz Books: Great Reads - 2020 Fall/Winter

May 2020

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Publisher's Marketplace

TRIAL BY FIRE selected by PublishersMarketplace - Great Reads - 2020 Fall/Winter

“Are You the Messiah?”

November 22, 2010

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The New Yorker

The magazine takes a deep dive to explore Scott’s story about an ordinary man who suddenly found himself worshipped as a god.

“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buddha”

March 15, 2010

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The Colbert Report

Late night host Stephen Colbert’s send-up of Scott’s story about an unwilling messiah.

“Open Relationships”

February 2010

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Chelsea Lately

Chelsea Handler and her roundtable of comedians unpack Scott’s story about the prevalence of open relationships.

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