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.
While at the Woodneath Library Center, novelist Larry Watson reads from his tenth book, As Good As Gone. Though he grew up in No...
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