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Book Nook: 'The Kingdoms of Savannah' by George Dawes Green

Kingdoms of Savannah by George Dawes-Green
Celadon Books

Vick Mickunas spoke with George Dawes Green on the program to discuss his latest novel, The Kingdoms of Savannah.

George Dawes Green made his third appearance on the program to discuss his latest novel, The Kingdoms of Savannah. George grew up just up the road from Savannah, Georgia, and he knows that city well.

I have a history with George. 27 years ago he was one of the first authors I ever interviewed. He came through our area on book tour for his novel The Juror and he stopped by our studios to do a live interview. He had published his first book that previous year and one could have thought his next book would be out in the near future. But it wasn't. George had gotten a movie deal, he did a lot of traveling, he was busy doing other things.

I did finally talk to him about his next novel, "Ravens," which came out in 2009. Over the next 13 years I kept waiting for him to publish another one. Once again, George was occupied with other projects, like founding "The Moth". That's right, George is the mastermind behind those story telling events and that has kept him very busy. The Moth Radio Hour is quite a popular show on public radio.

This latest novel was well worth the wait. It is a gorgeously written mystery. George Dawes Greene never lets me down. I'm just hoping I don't have to wait another 13 years for the next book!

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public LibraryClark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.