Steven Hayward Reads from his novel “Don’t Be Afraid”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Steven Hayward Interview at KRCC

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Until digital devices compress all novels into the ALLNOVEL, enabling such devices to instantly create the novel you want to read from an algorithm based on your DNA, credit card information and Safeway discount card (a few weeks from now, we’ve heard), people will probably continue to write novels. Steven Hayward, Associate Professor of Literature at Colorado College, is such a person. He has written three books: Buddha Stevens: and Other Stories, The Secret Mitzvah of Lucio Burke, and his latest, Don’t Be Afraid, which tells the story of of 17-year-old Jim Morrisson of Cleveland Heights, Ohio whose life becomes stunted in the wake of his brother’s freak death in a library explosion. Blending satire, amateur detective fiction and family drama for a rare blend only a Canadian could imagine, Hayward’s novel is currently number 9 on the best-seller list in Canada.

It won’t be released in the U.S. until next year, but lucky for us he reads an excerpt and talks about novel writing below. Plus, you can hear him read tomorrow night (Thurs, Feb. 24) in the Gates Common Room on the Colorado College Campus (on the second floor of Palmer Hall just to the east of Tutt Library) at 7 p.m.

We love your feedback. Please leave us a comment or share this post with friends via email, Facebook or Twitter. Thanks!

 

Comments are closed.

News

White House
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Obama commuted 22 sentences for federal prisoners serving time for drug-related crimes. Obama said that under current laws, those inmates would have already been released.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · The Secret Service, said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, is refusing to allow his committee to interview two agents involved in the investigation of a potential bomb near the White House.
 

March 31, 2015 | NPR · Two of the state’s largest tribes win class action lawsuit alleging that the state routinely put their children in foster care without due process
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of Sammy Edwards
March 31, 2015 | NPR · British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
 

TV Land
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Sutton Foster stars in a new comedy about a woman who learns that there are a lot of ways to be hassled over your age.
 

The Kobal Collection
March 31, 2015 | NPR · The late novelist’s Millennium series is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider’s Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.
 

Music

WXPN
March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · It was in Philly where Jimmy Smith first took a church instrument and made it swing. Years later, the city’s jazz community gathers to salute its many soulful pioneers of the Hammond B-3 organ.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 31, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · One of today’s great singers celebrates the centennial of a jazz icon. Wilson brings her fresh arrangements of classic tunes to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 31, 2015 | NPR · Hear an epic new tune from Actress, a mbalax workout by Mark Ernestus of Rhythm & Sound, and four more cuts we loved from March.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab