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Q&A: Mark Richard

March 3rd, 2011

In a revealing Q&A, acclaimed memoirist Mark Richard discusses the stigma of being born a “special child,” his career in television, the proclivities of Southern writers, and the conditions under which he writes best. The Christian Science Monitor recently wrote, “Deploying the second person in a memoir, as Mark Richard does in the entrancing House of Prayer No. 2, is like dropping an atomic bomb. Richard’s prose is gorgeous – and hits with a force that sometimes stuns … His propulsive prose makes the book a surprising page turner … Where other memoirists – evangelical and/or literary – just bluff and brag, he makes art.”

Listen to Mark Richard on The Diane Rehm Show.

Read the reviews in the New York Times and Entertainment Weekly.