Author Edwidge Danticat pens a bittersweet Letter to Miami as part of State of the Re:Union's episode about the city. Although others might have praised Miami's weather, golden beaches and word-class hotels, Danticat focused her prose on a 15-year-old boy who was killed on the side of a highway in the Magic City.
Miami author Edwidge Danticat-- featured in Under the Sun's recent episode on literary bright lights-- has won the prestigious and lucrative MacArthur "Genius" award. Listen in, as Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books interviews Danticat about her experience as a Haitian immigrant in the United States and about her memoir, "Brother, I'm Dying."
Danticat wrote a memoir to cope with the momentous year when her daughter was born, her father passed away, and her uncle died in an immigration detention center on the edge of the Everglades.
Poet Campbell McGrath, novelist Edwidge Danticat and humorist Dave Barry headline a show that navigates our literary scene, including zany thrillers, emerging writers and young poets trying to make a living.
This month marks the centennial anniversary of the Flagler railroad to Florida. It was known as Flagler's Folly: Henry Flagler's quixotic quest to build a railroad to Key West. All that's left now are some tracks that stop mid-air. Books & Books' Mitchell Kaplan interviews author Les Standiford about his book, Last Train to Paradise. Listen to that interview here.
Listen to Episode 2 of Under the Sun here.
Under the Sun Core Team “Peter J” Maerz - Under the Sun Executive Producer Peter serves as Programming and Operations Manager for 91.3 WLRN, South Florida’s NPR News Station and 91.5 WKWM, NPR for the Florida Keys. He began his radio career in 1992 as a “Radio Reader” on WLRN’s closed circuit broadcast channel for [...]