Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20200124
Kansas native Ben Lerner often weaves personal experiences into his writing, which is particularly apparent in his third novel, The Topeka School, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. While UMKC's Cockefair Chair Writer in Residence, Lerner performs his first public reading of the novel at the Kansas City Public Library. A 2007 interview and more from this 2019 program with Ben Lerner are also available in our audio archives.
Our "Classics Series" continues as we go "Back to the Writing Well" to hear from writers of place, including the late Pat Conroy. Famous for his novels about the south, with several made into movies such as ...
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