On 1 October I talked with Chinese filmmaker and writer Guo Xiaolu about A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, the first novel she has written in English, which was recently published by Nan A Telese/Doubleday. I couldn't get through to her on the studio line and wound up talking to her over my computer. The connection was so-so and my questions were worse. She's a very talented writer and her novel is charming. I hope to do her justice in the future.
I then talked with Nevada City lepidopterist Michael C Collins about his recent book Moth Catcher: An Evolutionist's Journey Through Canyons and Pass (University of Nevada Press).
At the end of the program I mentioned two notable upcoming events:
To hear this program, click here.
- Dale Pendell will read from and discuss his recent book Inspired Madness: The Gifts of Burning Man (Frog, Ltd) at Coffee Town, 134 South Auburn Street in Grass Valley from 7:30 to 8:30 PM on Friday 5 October.
- The Foothill Theatre Company presents Gary Wright's fine original play Evermore, which deals with the last few years of Edgar Allan Poe's life, at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City from now until 28 October.
posted by Eric Tomb and others 8:56 PM