Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the western United States. Our guest today is David Allan Cates from Missoula, Montana.
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Cates is the author of two previous widely-acclaimed novels, X Out Of Wonderland and Hunger in America, a New York Times Notable Book. His latest book is a novel titled, Freeman Walker.
Cates also works with the Missoula Writing Collaborative, teaching classes on the short story in public high schools. And, he is the executive director of Missoula Medical Aid and leads groups of medical professionals on trips to Honduras where they bring medical care to rural communities.
Click here to find more information about David Allan Cates.
FYI: Information About New Books By Regional Authors
Recently published books by regional writers include, aA Country Called Home, by Kim Barnes.
And new from the University of Nebraska Press, The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie, edited by Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor.
And here’s a short excerpt from Freeman Walker:
“We do not live for ourselves.” Then he made a fist and shook it slightly as if he were holding something precious that he could feel and did not want to let go.
He lifted his thumb and whispered, “But we are free!”
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Barbara Theroux, Prageeta Sharma, Renée McGrath, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by The Greater Montana Foundation — encouraging communication on issues, trends, and values of importance to Montanans. And by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans.
This program included music by Michael Blessing, John Floridis, and Springhill.
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