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Florida Matters: Fictional Florida


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:


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Colette Bancroft is the book editor for the Tampa Bay Times

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Dr. Julie Armstrong, USF St. Petersburg

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Dr. Thomas Hallock, USF St. Petersburg

Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.