Marlon James will be in Dayton on Sunday, November 7 to receive the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. He won the award for his novel "The Book of Night Women." Set on a Jamaican sugar plantation during the late 18th century, this book is the story of a fictional slave revolt that was organized by a group of women, the "night women" of the title.
Bill Hooper came to Yellow Springs to attend Antioch College. He liked it here. So he decided to stay on for a while.
Over the course of his long career as a building contractor Bill was responsible for the construction of over 300 homes, many in the Yellow Springs area. As a long-time member of the Antioch Board of Trustees he has overseen the construction of buildings for Antioch University here in Yellow Springs and across the country.
Gary Shteyngart is one of the funniest writers around. His new novel takes a hilarious and frightening look at our near future as avid consumers living in the greatest debtor nation on the planet. Gary came out to WYSO eight years ago to talk about his first book. Then he blogged about his visit. Here's what he wrote back then: