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Best of the Book Nook: No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home by Chris Offutt


Chris Offutt made his only appearance on the program 18 years ago. I really admire his work and have been hoping to get him back on the show sometime. Perhaps this will be the year? He has a new novel due to come out in June.

In this interview he talked about this memoir and what it was like to try to move back to the small town in Kentucky where he grew up. He's such a wonderful writer. We really feel like we are vicariously experiencing what he did. And it didn't work out. Chris is a bit of a literary vagabond. The last I heard he was still teaching writing and I think he is down in Mississippi now.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton 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.