Frank Wilderson III calls in to talk about his memoir, Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, which just won the 2008 American Book/Before Columbus Foundation Award. He is an assistant professor in Drama at the University of California, Berkeley, a recipient of The Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order, a Judith Stronach Award for Poetry, a Crothers Short Story Award, a Jerome Foundation Artists and Writers Award, a Loft-McKnight Award for Best Prose in the State of Minnesota, and a Maya Angelou Award for Best Fiction Portraying the Black Experience in America.
In the second half of the show, Czechoslovakian native Jarda Cervenka joins us in the studio to talk about his newest book, Faousto’s Afternoon, a collection of short stories in settings that range from Prague to Kenya to the Colombian jungle.
The World Beneath, Part 1 – the sequel to Dinotopia. Produced at ZBS.org from the illustrated books by James Gurney. Wizard Jack, the story of a not-very-good wizard who has trouble keeping a hold on tomorrow. From the Great Northern Audio Theatre.