Robert DayFiction, Nonfiction, Essays & Articles
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20140221, 20130628
Kansas native Robert Day has penned several books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel, The Last Cattle Drive, and the short story collection, Speaking French in Kansas. Regularly published in New Letters magazine, as well as in other journals and newspapers nationwide, he discusses two recent works: the 2012 book of short stories, which won a silver medal in ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards, Where I Am Now, and his 2009 essay book, The Committee to Save the World. Day, who has split much of his life between Maryland, France, and Kansas, shares how he believes the western plains influence the themes in his work as well as the development of his characters.
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