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Walter Discusses New Book on NPR

Published on 03 March 2019

Brian Walter, Ph.D., professor of English and director of convocations at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, recently completed a tour for his 2019 book “The Guestroom Novelist: A Donald Harington Miscellany” published by the University of Arkansas Press.

During his tour, Walter performed a reading and held a book signing at the University of Arkansas’ David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. Walter also discussed his new book on the NPR podcasts “Arts & Letters” and “Ozarks at Large.” The “Arts & Letters” episode featuring Walter will air Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 9 p.m.

Listen to the  episode of “Ozarks at Large” here.

Walter’s new book highlights the nonfiction work by Arkansawyer novelist Donald Harington, the author best known for his 15 novels that orbit around the fictional Ozark Mountains town of “Stay More.” Many of the interviews and prose within this collection were previously unpublished and provide an intimate insight into the life of Harington.

This November, Walter will be a featured writer at the Louisiana Book Festival. In addition to his work as an author, Walter is also the filmmaker behind two feature documentaries, “Stay More: The World of Donald Harington” and “Farther Along: The World of Donald Harington, Pt. 2.”

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