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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday, April 27 - James D. Houston (1933-2009)

Monday at noon a rebroadcast celebrating the life and work of a writer, mentor and friend: James D. Houston. Last May I interviewed Jim Houston on the occasion of Heyday Books' publication of a collection of his short stories and essays, Where Light Takes its Color From the Sea. Listen again, and be impressed again. Jim was one of the best "men in my life," and one of our best writers, teachers, human beings. Visit Jim's official website: Read Elaine Woo's generous and thoughtful obituary in the LA Times:,0,2803256.story and the NY Times obit:

All best wishes and love to Jeannie Wakatsuki Houston. Peace.

1 comment:

Lou Mathews said...

Hey Andrew,
Lou Mathews here. We met briefly at the Times Book Fest. Jim Houston was my first writing teacher. Thank you so much for rebroadcasting your interview with Jim. You nailed it. All the essentials. I can picture Jim on the screen porch of that old Victorian overlooking Twin lakes and the Yacht harbor. Wonderful job and fitting for the occasion. If you will send me a fax number or mailing address, I'll be glad to send you the handouts that Jim used in his classes, which I still use in my classes at UCLA extension, I'll also send along a couple articles that Jim loved and used often. All my best, Lou