On this edition of KPR’s Conversations, David Baldacci talks about his latest novel, The Fallen, the fourth in a series that features the character Amos Decker, an FBI agent with a perfect memory. He also discusses his literacy efforts through his Wish You Well Foundation.
Many of the characters in David Baldacci’s novels play a role in heroic or dastardly events that reshape the universe in which they live, but in real life the novelist devotes much of his own time to making sure people in the world have the literacy and comprehension needed to explore the pages of his books. Baldacci spoke this March at the Manatee County Library Foundation’s annual benefit in support of the “I am a Lifelong Learner” campaign. He chatted with SRQ magazine about the significance of reading and his process for writing.
Crime novels and psychological thrillers are outselling other types of fiction for the first time, after a glut of television dramas boosted interest in the genre. Read more (including David’s theory on why this is so) here.
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