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Book Nook: King Robin by R.A. Moss

Vick Mickunas' 2021 interview with R.A. Moss

The writer known as R.A. Moss appeared on the program to discuss his new novel "King Robin." The story of Robin Hood is a familiar one, during the medieval period when Richard the Lion Hearted was the King of England a fictitious bandit known as Robin Hood reputedly ambushed wealthy travelers and robbed them. The proceeds of his banditry were then distributed to the poor and the needy. This is the stuff of legend
however, there's no proof that such a man really existed.

Moss takes the Robin Hood myth a step further. His Robin Hood departs from that familiar trajectory as he eventually ascends to the throne himself to become King Robin. And somewhere along the way he discards his scruples and becomes a malevolent, vindictive ruler. Power can do that.

This author has appeared on the show previously but if you peruse our
podcast archive searching for some other interviews with R.A. Moss you'll come up empty. R.A. Moss is a pen name and during our recent conversation he explained his reasons for creating this separate nom de plume.

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.