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.

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Madison Smartt Bell

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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The Color of Night by Madison Smartt Bell

This First Proof contains an excerpt from The Color of Night, by Madison Smartt Bell.

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BOMB 115, Spring 2011

Featuring interviews with Josh Blackwell, Katharina Grosse, Luis Camnitzer, Jim Shepard and Christie Hodgen, Sebastián Silva, Robert Wyatt and Shadia Mansour, Sibyl Kempson and Kristen Kosmason, and Sufjan Stevens.

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