A state that has places like Little Havana, Key West, Disney World and the “Redneck Riviera" is just begging to be written about in fiction. We're talking about the way Florida has been depicted in recent years. What can fiction capture that other types of writing and reporting can not?
Florida Matters Host Robin Sussingham speaks to Colette Bancroft, the book editor for the Tampa Bay Times, and University of South Florida St. Petersburg English Professors Julie Armstrong and Thomas Hallock.
The books discussed include:
- Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
- The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, by Anton DiSclafani
- Swamplandia, by Karen Russell
- Shadow Country, by Peter Matthiessen