Fiction for Driving: The Color of Night by Madison Smartt Bell

Listen to Madison Smartt Bell reading from his novel The Color of Night in the eleventh installment in BOMB’s literary podcast series, originally published in BOMB 115.

BOMB 115 Spring 2011
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Madison Smartt Bell is the author of 14 works of fiction. He teaches at Goucher College. The Color of Night is forthcoming from Vintage in the spring.

The Color of Night by Madison Smartt Bell
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BOMB 115, Spring 2011

Featuring interviews with Joe Fyfe, Katharina Grosse, Luis Camnitzer, Jim Shepard, Sebastián Silva, Thomas Pletzinger, Robert Wyatt, and Sibyl Kempson.

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