Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States. Our guest today is Brian Schott.
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Schott is a Dartmouth College alum who came west after graduation and pursued several careers before committing fully to writing and publishing.
Schott's award-winning stories have been featured in The Boston Sunday Globe, National Geographic Traveler, Ski and Skiing magazines, Montana Living, the New York Post, and many others. His photography has appeared in national publications such as USA Today and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Explore Brian Schott's website.
Schott is also the founding editor of the Whitefish Review, a literary journal that features the writing, art, and photography of mountain culture.
A launch party for the new issue of the Whitefish Review -- number six -- is scheduled for December 17 at Crush Wine Bar in Whitefish.
Reading Recommendations From Zed and Chérie:
Walking Dead, by Greg Rucka. Rucka's latest pulp fiction book.
From Publishers Weekly:
In Rucka's adrenaline-filled seventh novel to feature ex-bodyguard Atticus Kodika (after Patriot Acts), Atticus and his ex-assassin lover, Alena Cizkova, are living under assumed names in the remote town of Kobuleti in the Republic of Georgia. When the family of their next-door neighbor, Bakhar Lagidze, is slaughtered and Bakhar's 14-year-old daughter, Tiasa, is kidnapped, Atticus vows to do anything to get her back. After discovering Tiasa was sold to pay off her father's debt, Atticus reluctantly immerses himself in the seedy world of human trafficking, which takes him across Eastern Europe to Nevada, with stops in Dubai and Amsterdam along the way. When the men he's chasing target Alena for retribution, she too goes on the run, with help from an unlikely source: hard-nosed New York PI—and Atticus's ex-lover—Bridgett Logan, last seen in Critical Space. Series fans who have come to expect a nonstop thrill ride with a topical angle won't be disappointed. (May)
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Savages and Scoundrels: The Untold Story of America's Road to Empire through Indian Territory, by Paul Vandevelder.
"Savages and Scoundrels tells a deeply saddening American story, detailing the long history of the European take-over and unscrupulous exploitation of Native American homelands. Let's hope that this exceptionally meaningful and useful account finds a responsive audience among the citizens who deal with tribal, religious and ethic complexities and conflicts anywhere around the world." - William Kittredge, author of Hole in the Sky
For more information about new books, contact your favorite bookseller or library.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman.
Executive producer, Michael Marsolek.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
This program is supported in part by Humanities Montana, enriching intellectual, cultural, and civic life for all Montanans. And by the Montana Cultural Trust.
This program included music by Springhill and Aaron Minnick.
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