John BerendtCreative Non-Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20160610
Best-selling writer John Berendt discusses his 1994 creative nonfiction book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which has come of digital age 21 years later as the first Metabook, an interactive e-book and audio drama app that promises to usher in a new age in publishing. In this 2015 conversation, Berendt discusses his work, including his second bestseller The City of Falling Angels, at HEAR Now: The Annual Audio Fiction and Arts Festival in Kansas City, where he's joined by audio drama director and actress, Robin Miles, and Metabook Creative Director Benjamin Alfonsi. They discuss the making of the audio drama of Midnight and why it was chosen for the launch in hopes of establishing more readers in the 21st Century.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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