Monique Truong Interview

September 26th, 2010 by Lewis Frumkes

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Monique Truong author of the much acclaimed The Book of Salt, visits me to discuss her latest effort Bitter In The Mouth. Truong is an asian transplant who studied at Yale and Columbia and has been winning plaudits from the literary mandarins who decide such things. Tune in and see what you think.

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Interview with Nelson George

May 9th, 2009 by Lewis Frumkes

 

city-kidNelson George chats with me about “CITY KID,” his new book about what it was like growing up black and nerdy in Brooklyn, Nelson who is a talented writer, musician, entrepreneur, etc. eventually moved to Fort Greene where he saw it grow from a relatively seedy area into one of the hot new communities for artists and writers. He regales me with fascinating stories about some of his celebrity friends who also grew up in the hood; Chris Rock, Spike Lee, and others.

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