In this episode 214, guest hosted by award-winning novelist and teacher, George Hovis, we visit with Clyde Edgerton, the well-known and well-loved North Carolina author of ten novels, a book of advice, a memoir, short stories, and essays.
As well as being a New York Times bestselling author and member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, among other prestigious writing awards, he is an accomplished artist, musician, pilot, and teacher of creative writing. And even more than that, he spins a good yarn and knows how to have a good laugh.
He says that funny and tragic family stories on both sides of his family, but especially on his mother’s, were gifts to his profession as a fiction writer—and thus helped him make a living on earth, a living that he has thus far enjoyed immensely. Today, we amble among the writings and musings of one of North Carolina’s literary treasures, and have a laugh along the way.