A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa - Elaine Neil Orr
Friday - January 24, 2014
About This Show
Elaine Neil Orr talks with Dr. Edgar about her first novel, A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa (Berkley Books, 2013). Orr was born in Nigeria to medical missionary parents and spent her growing-up years in the savannahs and rain forests of that country. She left West Africa at age sixteen and attended college in Kentucky.
Orr is an award-winning Professor of English at North Carolina State University and serves on the faculty of the brief-residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University. She reads and lectures widely at universities and conferences from Atlanta to Austin to San Francisco to Vancouver to New York to Washington D.C., and in Nigeria.