Back in the spring, E.K.M. was interviewed by host T. Hetzel for the Living Writers Show, on radio station WCBN in Ann Arbor, MI. This is a long, cheerful interview and includes discussion of libraries, inspirations for writing, and a short reading by Edward from The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Here is the webpage where you can find the interview. There is no description -- you want the episode labeled 2013-04-24. It is set up to work best with the iTunes player, but you can listen to the interview directly from the page: scroll your cursor down the list of episodes and hover over Living Writers 2013-04-24, a small, blue "play" arrow should appear on the left. Be aware -- the interview lasts for an hour and if you use the preview player (rather than listening via iTunes) you can't stop/pause or you'll have to start all over again from the beginning. The show includes a minute or two of promos for the radio station before the interview begins. WCBN is the University of Michigan student-run, community, freeform radio station in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Many people in U.S. literary circles know of Seattle über-librarian, author, book critic and host of BookLust -- Nancy Pearl. Earlier this month, in an article in the Post-Gazette, Nancy Pearl recommended The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat for summer reading: This is the tale of three African-American girls who visit a restaurant every Sunday after church. The proprietor nicknames them "The Supremes" after the famous Motown singing trio, and the novel follows the women into adulthood. To see a larger list of recommendations, including some of Nancy Pearl's other summer reading suggestions, check-out the full article here. To learn more about the woman herself (and about the genuine action-figure based on her) see the Wikipedia page here. In the U.S. literary scene, getting your book recommended by Nancy Pearl is a BIG deal!
E.K.M. has written a new essay which was published today by the New York Times. It's on their page called Booming, a site-feature which focuses on people of a certain age... The short essay by E.K.M., At 52, Not Too Old For A Debut Novel, explores his thoughts on the question: Aren't you too old for this? His answer: Realizing and accepting that you are beyond doing some things gives you perspective and strengths to achieve other successes. (Looking into these ideas in the essay is a lot of fun.) Click here to visit the New York Times and read Edward Kelsey Moore's essay.
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On Saturday, July 20th, Edward Kelsey Moore will be at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN (near Indianapolis) participating in Across the Arts - A Gleeful Literary Celebration. Showcasing Indiana's finest filmmakers, best-selling New York Times authors, award-winning journalists, columnists, magazine writers, editors and publishers, the guests will be featured in a Writer’s Studio on the Palladium concert hall stage. Guests will include Pulitzer Prize finalist and esteemed biographer Michael Shelden (Simon & Schuster), Academy Award-winning screenwriter Angelo Pizzo, iconic novelist and screenwriter Dan Wakefield, bestselling fiction author and classical cellist Edward Kelsey-Moore (Knopf), and Emmy-winning documentarian Michael Husain. Matthew Tully, columnist, Cathy Kightlinger, Talk of Our Town columnist, plus Jolene Katzenburger and T.J.Banes, special feature Indianapolis Star columnists, among others, will also share the stage. Heartland Truly Moving Pictures will be capping off the day with: After the Event, a VIP wine and cheese party -- with a special screening of short films from the Heartland Film Festival. Across the Arts 2013 is created and produced by WriteStuff Writers.
The conference runs from Noon to 6 p.m. General admission is $60 and includes access to the after-party and movie presentation. (General admission for seniors is $40, and students are $18, with school ID.) Tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office in Carmel, or by phone at (317) 843-3800, or online if you click here.
In the past month Edward Kelsey Moore has begun receiving more and more messages of delight and thanks on this website and via Facebook from readers who recently discovered The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat when their book club selected and discussed the novel. Last weekend E.K.M. was the special guest of a large club, the Go On Girl! Book Club, who invited him to their annual weekend celebration of authors and books, this year in post-hurricane-Sandy-rebuilt Atlantic City, NJ. Hundreds of members of Go On Girl! attended from all over the U.S., and E.K.M. was delighted to meet new fans and make new friends. See more pictures on the Photos page.
If you participate in a book club you may not be aware that publisher Knopf has an online Reader's Guide for The Supremes, with background info and more than a dozen sample questions that your club can use to spark a lively discussion. Click here for The Supremes page at Knopf and then click the "Reader's Guide" link near the top. Next year the Go On Girl! Book Club will be in Baltimore, toasting authors, discussing books and enjoying bookclubbing.
Every year National Public Radio calls together their experts to create a list of the Best Reads for Summer. Today, Morning Edition's Susan Stamberg asked three of their go-to independent booksellers to help fill our 2013 beach bags with good books. Among the recommended titles is Edward Kelsey Moore's The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat! Here's an excerpt of their description:
This is the story of three women in a small Indiana town. I like to say it's sort of a Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe crossed with Waiting to Exhale — a carefully detailed story of an African-American experience that will reach all readers. Moore churns up every emotion you'd expect in a read like this, from humor to pathos to righteous anger; but like the cellist he is, he hits every note perfectly. -- Daniel Goldin, Boswell Book Co.
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