Novelist Apollo Papafrangou—Episode 99—March 16 2016

WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between show

Summary: On episode 99 of the podcast I spoke with my high school buddy, debut novelist Apollo Papafrangou. We discussed:<br> <br> <br> the historic run of the Golden State Warriors;<br> his fist book, published when he was only a teenager;<br> his debut novel, <a href="" target="_blank">WINGS OF WAX</a>;<br> how he wove his Greek-American background into his novel;<br> how his MFA changed him;<br> treating writing like a career, even when it isn’t;<br> the gentrification of Oakland, California;<br> three books that changed his writing life.<br> <br> <br> <br> About our guest:<br> <a href="" target="_blank">Apollo Papafrangou </a><a href="" target="_blank"></a>is a graduate of the Mills College Creative Writing MFA program, and is the author of WINGS OF WAX. <br> He attributes his passion for storytelling to being raised in a Greek-American household where the epics of his ancestors were combined with contemporary family lore. If he wasn’t an author, Apollo would be a singer-songwriter under the moniker Greek Lightning, wooing audiences with stormy R&amp;B ballads. Apollo lives in Oakland, CA.<br>