Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080125
The Melancholy Fate of Captain Lewis is about Meriwether Lewis's great journey twice across North America. The novel traces his difficult life and untimely end, and parallels his crisis with the modern day character, Bill Lewis, a biographer. Pritchett, a professor of creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a John Simmons Short Fiction Award winner, discusses the challenges of writing a novel, and the academic's quest to categorize fiction.
Poet Michelle Boisseau died November 15, 2017 from cancer at age 62. In this interview conducted earlier this year at the Kansas City Public Library, the late Michelle Boisseau discusses her fifth book, ...
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