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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday, January 19 - Heidi Durrow

Tonight on Bibliocracy, 8 PM on KPFK. Some novels fill a niche, some create their own. Heidi Durrow’s The Girl Who Fell From the Sky seems, happily to do both. Winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction --- the award created by Barbara Kingsolver to writers of books dealing with social justice --- Durrow’s debut novel both meets the expectations of that award in terms of voice and content, but also challenges so much of the narrative about the nature of narrative. A multi-perspective coming of age book, a mystery, an ensemble collection of characterization and scene, and a study of how to both entertain and instruct the reader, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky has been called “a post-postmodern novel that weaves a circle of stories about race and self-discovery into a tense and sometimes terrifying whole.” Heidi Durrow graduated from Stanford and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Thanks for listening, live on the old-fashioned radio or online, and downloadable free from the station archives for 90 days. Support community radio.

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