Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20161202, 20160311
Pulitzer Prize winning fiction writer, Geraldine Brooks talks about the 2015 book, The Secret Chord, her historical novel about the Biblical King David and the women and men who surrounded him as told from the perspective of Nathan, a member of David's court, whose writings are now lost. Brooks recounts the lessons learned from her earlier career as an investigative journalist, her conversion from Catholicism to Judaism before her marriage to fellow writer, Tony Horwitz, how her two sons play a part in this fifth novel, and why riding a camel is a waste of time when attempting to relate to Israel's Second Iron Age.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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