Archive - November 11, 2010

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Bonnie Black's Brilliant Book

Bonnie Black's Brilliant Book

Bonnie Lee Black (Gabon 1996-98) was a writer/editor and chef/caterer in New York City  before she joined the Peace Corps. Since returning home, she has written two memoirs about her time in Africa. How to Cook a Crocodile: A Memoir with Recipes published by our new imprint, Peace Corps Writers, has just come out. You can order her book at Amazon.com and have something really new to cook for Thanksgiving! Black is a graduate of Columbia University and has an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She teaches English and creative nonfiction writing at the University of New Mexico in Taos and we recently discussed her memoir, the writing of it, and what’s next. • Bonnie, let me start with something simple: What’s your book about? I like to think this book answers the questions, Why in the world would a successful New York writer-editor-caterer decide to chuck it all . . .

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