Short story writers may be have to be brief, but it doesn't mean they don't have a lot to say. Today, we listen back to some of our favorite interviews with writers of short prose. Craig Childs lives in Western Colorado and wrote a series of essays about communing with animals. Kent Nelson, of Ouray, talks about why he enjoys writing female characters. And then, hear how novelist and short story writer Antonya Nelson can reveal the world about her characters in just a sentence.
We look back on some of our favorite Colorado Matters interviews with writers of short prose.
To weed out sexual predators in youth sports, two state lawmakers want to require background checks for people who coach, but critics question if screening would do much good. Then, if I ask you to think of artifacts from Colorado's history, would you picture a tofu cauldron? Also, Denver true-crime writer Harry Maclean thinks people are too quick to separate themselves from animals and how it influences his view of murder. And, 2015 was a big year for classical music in Colorado, with the first new recording from the Colorado Symphony in years.
After writing several gruesome and true accounts of small town murders, the writer turns to fiction, but sticks with violence.
In a new book, "Undivided,' Patricia Raybon and her daughter, Alana, address what it means to be an interfaith family.
Linda Ligon founded Thrums Books, a small publishing company that focuses on indigenous fiber arts. Her travels recently took her to Afghanistan.
"Not After Everything" by Michelle Levy is a young adult novel that touches on heavy subjects like suicide and domestic abuse.
Honnold is famous for pushing the sport to a point where even other climbers fear for his life
The Steamboat Springs author's new book is an anthropomorphic tale that explores nature and children's relationships with video games.
Wheat Ridge's Freddie Steinmark won a national football title, then lost his life. He's the subject of a new book and forthcoming film, "My All American."