Friday, August 01, 2008

Musician, Author...James McBride

Heard a great interview this evening on the PBS show Between The Lines,the "weekly author interview program" hosted by the wife of the late Maynard Jackson, former mayor of Atlanta. I've listened to the show many times, and learned about some great new authors as a result. Today I learned about James McBride, author of Color of Water, Miracle at St. Anna(the film produced by Spike Lee soon to be released)and Song Yet Sung (Riverhead Penguin). Take time to listen to the podcast where he talks about the characters in his new novel. Sounds like a must read; it'll definately be on my list. And check out his website also, really cool. In addition to being an author, McBride is also a musician and has written songs for Grover Washington and Anita Baker, among others. Click here to see the trailer for the movie Miracle at St. Anna, due to be released September 22.

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2 Comments:

At 8:52 PM , Blogger Negritude said...

thanks for sharing. i have been meaning to get around to reading this book ...

 
At 8:11 AM , Blogger persistence said...

Yes, it sounds very interesting. If you get a chance, check out the podcast with Valerie Jackson.

 

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