Novelist Frank Bill, and Kansas City author Whitney Terrell turn the tables on book critic and former Granta editor John Freeman during a conversation about the art of interviewing authors on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The event is a part of the Writers at Work series organized by Terrell.
The session is called How to Read a Novelist, which is also the title of Freeman's book of interviews with 55 famous novelists ranging from Gunter Grass and Nadine Gordimer to Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and emerging authors from developing nations.
"John will interview Frank about his work for the first half of the show," Terrell explains. "Then Frank and I will interview John about how he goes about writing reviews of novels and doing interviews."
Freeman is former president of the National Book Critics Circle. His articles and reviews have appeared in almost 200 publications. Bill is the author of the short story collection Crimes in Southern Indiana - has been compared to the crime yarns of Cormac McCarthy and Daniel Woodrell. In 2013 he published his first novel, Donnybrook.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.
Writers at Work is co-sponsored by the Writers at Work Roundtable and the UMKC English Department.