S5 Ep. 24: Live from Unbound: Steve Paul and Henry Schvey on How Evan S. Connell and Tennessee Williams Never Really Left Missouri

fiction/non/fiction

May 19 2022 • 1 hr 11 mins


Journalist and biographer Steve Paul and writer and Washington University professor Henry Schvey join host Whitney Terrell live from the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri, to discuss their books on novelist Evan S. Connell and Tennessee Williams, respectively. Each of the old masters was from Missouri—Connell from Kansas City and Williams from St. Louis. Paul and Schvey talk about how, though neither man was happy about his city of origin, those locations factored importantly into their work. Finally, they take questions from the live audience at Unbound.  To hear the full episode, subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app (include the forward slashes when searching). You can also listen by streaming from the player below. Check out video versions of our interviews on the Fiction/Non/Fiction Instagram account, the Fiction/Non/Fiction YouTube Channel, and our show website: https://www.fnfpodcast.net/ This podcast is produced by Anne Kniggendorf. Selected Readings: Steve Paul Hemingway at Eighteen Literary Alchemist: The Writing Life of Evan S. Connell Henry Schvey Blue Song Others Tennessee Williams Ernest Hemingway Mrs. Bridge, Evan S. Connell Mr. Bridge, Connell The Patriot, Connell Son of the Morningstar, Connell The Diary of a Rapist, Connell The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire, Williams Night of the Iguana, Williams Anne Lamott Paris Review Max Steele The New Republic Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (film) Wallace Stegner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices