The Write Question for April 25, 2013
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Today's Highlight: An Interview with Pam Houston
During this program, Chérie Newman talks with Pam Houston about her novel Contents May Have Shifted, as well as why she published a book that's about 85% fact as fiction.
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Pam Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, the novel, Sight Hound, and a collection of essays called A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton.
Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA award for contemporary fiction, and The Evil Companions Literary Award and multiple teaching awards.
She is the Director of Creative Writing at U.C. Davis and teaches in The Pacific University low residency MFA program, and at writer’s conferences around the country and the world.
She lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande. Her new book, Contents May Have Shifted: A Novel, was published by W.W. Norton in early 2012.
Read the Boston Globe's review of Contents May Have Shifted.
Read the San Francisco Chronicle's review of Contents May Have Shifted.
Visit Pam Houston's Web site.
Read Pam Houston's piece about creative nonfiction at Hunger Mountain's Web site.
Look for Contents may Have Shifted at Fact & Fiction in Missoula, or at your local independent bookseller.
The Write Question is produced by Chérie Newman. Executive producer, Michael Marsolek; studio engineer, Beth Anne Austein.
Special thanks to Lisa Simon, David Moore, Barbara Theroux, and Kim Anderson.
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