Welcome to The Write Question, a program that explores the world of writing and publishing in the Western United States. Our guest today is Amanda Eyre Ward.
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Ward is the author of three novels and one collection of stories. She majored in English and American Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Montana in Missoula.
Ward's first novel, Sleep Toward Heaven, won the Violet Crown Book Award and was optioned for film by Sandra Bullock and Fox Searchlight. How to Be Lost, her second novel, was selected as a Target Bookmarked pick, and has been published in fifteen countries.
To research her third novel, Forgive Me, Ward spent time in the townships of South Africa and discovered something surprising about herself.
Find out more about Amanda Eyre Ward at her website.
Reading Recommendations From Chérie and Zed:
Personal Record: A Love Affair With Running, by Rachel Toor.
Couch, by Benjamin Parzybok.
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, Aaron Minnick, Michael Marsolek, and Lawrence Duncan.
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