Smith Henderson, author of Fourth of July Creek, joins co-host Marrie Stone to talk about marrying two separate stories together, the importance of plot, writing across genres, and how being steeped in the mountains of Montana and a dismal life of social work gave rise to a beautiful novel. In the second half, James Ellroy, author of Perfidia, talks about the definition of noir, immersing oneself in story and the past, living without technology, and how stories are born in his brain.
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(Broadcast date: October 29, 2014)