Movies Memoirs and Novels with Kim Powers–Episode 94–February 10 2016.mp3

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

Summary: On episode 93 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kim Powers—screenwriter, novelist, award-winning memoirist, and also the senior writer on ABC’s 20/20.<br> We discussed:<br> <br> his gripping memoir, <a href="" target="_blank">The History of Swimming</a>;<br> the big changes in book marketing that took place over the last 10 years;<br> what it’s like exposing dark family secrets in a memoir;<br> his new thriller, <a href="" target="_blank">Dig Two Graves</a>;<br> how self-publishing and ebooks are viewed in the NYC literary scene;<br> three books that changed him as a writer.<br> <br> Plus, on “Today in Writing”: Alexander Pushkin dies in a duel.<br> <br> About Our Guest:<br> Kim Powers is the author of the novel Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story as well as the critically acclaimed memoir The History of Swimming. He is currently the senior writer for ABC’s 20/20, and has won an Emmy, Peabody, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence during his time at ABC News and Good Morning America. A native Texan, he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. His newest book is DIG TWO GRAVES, about which Publishers Weekly wrote: ”A heart-tugging child-in-peril plot drives this thoughtful crime novel…”<br> He lives in New York City and Asbury Park, NJ, and may be reached at <a href=""></a>.<br>