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Michael Pritchett

Fiction

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.

| Subject Matter: Meriwether Lewis, Biography, First-time Novelists | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: John Simmons Short Fiction Award |

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