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.
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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