Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19990113
A Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for The New York Times, Rick Bragg talks about his first book--All Over But the Shoutin'--a memoir of his impoverished Appalachian childhood in the northeastern corner of Alabama and a tribute to the mother who single-handedly raised him. A writer of elegant prose with a down-home conversational style, Bragg talks about the challenges he's faced as a southern writer in New York and what inspired him to write this book.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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