Thomas Fox AverillFiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020626, 20020123
Fiction writer Thomas Fox Averill talks about his novel Secrets of the Tsil Café. A coming-of-age story that contains 26 recipes--all tried and true concoctions of the writer--this novel mixes a good story with fun New Mexican cuisine that also gives you an interesting look into the history of food in the Americas. Averill also discusses the differences he finds in crafting short as opposed to long fiction.
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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