In the Studio: Overheard tapes Russell Banks 10/23

EDIT to show new time. Taping now starts at 2:15 p.m. instead of 2:45 p.m.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Russell Banks on October 23, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 1:45. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP Now

Russell Banks is an award winning and best selling writer of novels, poetry and short stories. His work has been translated into twenty different languages, and two of his novels — Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter — have been made into feature films. Banks is known for stories that are shaped by his working-class childhood, and for writing with empathy and humor even when his characters and stories turn tragic. Lost Memory of Skin, Banks’ newest work, was published late last month. We thank the Texas Book Festival for bringing Banks to town.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at