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.
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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