We had a great "Meet the Author" event with Johanna Stoberock, author of the novels PIGS CITY and OF GHOSTS. Her honors include the James W. Hall Prize for Fiction, an Artist Trust GAP award, and a Jack Straw Fellowship. In 2016 she was named runner-up for the Italo Calvino Prize for Fiction.
PIGS, in the tradition of LORD OF THE FLIES, is an exquisitely wrought fable about the excesses of the contemporary world that is as darkly absurd as it is deeply prescient. Four children live on an island that serves as the repository for all the world’s garbage. Trash arrives, the children sort it, and then they feed it to a herd of insatiable pigs: a perfect system. But when a barrel washes ashore with a boy inside, the children must decide whether he is more of the world’s detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or whether he is one of them. Written in exquisitely wrought prose, PIGS asks questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.
You can watch our 90 minute interview with here here...
We welcomed back to A Freethinker's Corner for the 3rd time, the "Queen of Dragons", author Elana A Mugdan. Elana is an award-winning writer and part-time recluse based in New York City. She's a dragon aficionado, and will fight you on the Internet if you get dragons and wyverns confused. She is the author of the young adult The Shadow War Saga
series: DRAGON SPEAKER, DRAGON CHILD, DRAGON BLOOD, and DRAGON WAR (forthcoming).
If you'd like to hear her talk about her books, listen to her read an excerpt from one (with character voices), and/or like to know how she chose dragons as the inspiration for her stories or have questions about dragons in general, then click on and watch her 90 minute interview here...