The New York Times Book Review has celebrated his Dickensian ability to generate characters from diverse backgrounds.
Then, later in the hour we speak with Detroit spoken word artist Jessica Care Moore.
Jessica Care Moore will be performing with Roy Ayers and Louis Reyes Rivera at the American Jazz Museum, Gem Theater, 615 East 18th Street, on Saturday, February 11th at 8pm. More info.
Zakes Mda will be speaking at Central Branch of the KC Public Library on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm. More info.