Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20131101, 20130315
Naomi Benaron, a trained scientist, marathon runner, and massage therapist, is also the author of two award-winning fiction books, Love Letters from a Fat Man, a set of short stories published by BkMk Press, and the 2010 Bellwether Prize-winning novel, Running the Rift, a tale of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Benaron discusses how her many passions and connections to Rwanda have impacted both her work and her personal life, and how her tenacity of entering her novel a second time for the biennial Bellwether Prize paid off.
Ted Olson is the winner of two Appalachian Book of the Year Awards and is a six-time Grammy nominee for Best Album Notes. A professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, Olson has served as editor for ...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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