The project I’ve been working on for the past six months has been officially announced: I edited a new collection of Charles Portis’s previously uncollected journalism, short stories, travel pieces, memoir and drama. ESCAPE VELOCITY: A CHARLES PORTIS MISCELLANY will be out in October from Butler Center Books.
Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category
Keith Richardson, a Central football coach when I was there in 2007 who appears in my book, was recently named High School Teacher of the Year by the Little Rock School District. Knowing what a dedicated educator he is, both on and off the field, I’m not surprised, but I’m glad his efforts have been more widely recognized. Congratulations, Keith!
I did a radio interview this morning with Dr. Alvin Jones about Carry the Rock. He’d seen the book in a Washington, D.C. bookstore and sought me out. I was very pleased to join his distiguished list of guests.
Carry the Rock is listed in the November 6 New York Times Book Review’s “Paperback Row” column.
August 30 is the publication date for the paperback of Carry the Rock. I’m excited that it carries an endorsement from Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine.
AETN has posted a short clip of Steve Barnes’s inteview with me on YouTube. Here it is (and please note that television adds ten pounds):
The New York Times Book Review has just published my review of the new biography of Jim Thorpe, the Native American who may have been the greatest all-around athlete of the 20th century.
For several weeks now, Carry the Rock has been No. 1 on the best-seller list of Little Rock indepenent bookstore WordsWorth Books.
Both the Central Tigers and Arkansas Baptist lost their first round playoff games, thus ending Central’s first season in 37 years without Bernie Cox at the helm and Arkansas Baptist’s first season with Cox as an assistant.
Despite losing its last game to Bryant to finish the regular season at 2-8, Central made the playoffs for under the new expanded format and will travel to Springdale Har-Ber of Northwest Arkansas in the first round on Friday. Arkansas Baptist, where Bernie Cox is now an assistant, finished the season in 3A competition at 9-1 and face Harrisburg in the first round of the playoffs on Friday.