PRESS RELEASE — Friday, October 12, 2012
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On this week’s DIALOGUE, host Marcia Franklin interviews award-winning author S.C. (Sam) Gwynne in the third of four new “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference.”
Gwynne is the author of Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History, which spent four months on the New York Times’ Top 10 Best Sellers List. Gwynne’s book was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and winner of the both the Texas and Oklahoma Book awards.
Gwynne is a special correspondent for Texas Monthly, where he was executive editor for nearly a decade. He also held several positions at Time magazine, including correspondent, bureau chief and senior editor.
Franklin talks with Gwynne, whose previous books had been about the banking industry, about why he was drawn to this story, and what he finds so unique about the Comanches. In a special Web Extra at video.idahoptv.org, Gwynne also discusses his upcoming book on Gen. Stonewall Jackson, titled Rebel Yell.
Since 2005, Franklin has interviewed nearly 30 authors at the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, considered one of the most important gatherings of writers in the country.
More information about Franklin’s “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference,” including past interviews, can be found at: http://idahoptv.org/dialogue/sunvalleywritersView or listen to DIALOGUE episodes in a variety of formats: