Writer's Voice: Daryl Farmer, Creative Nonfiction
From Jeff Layne
Dr. Daryl Farmer
Faculty, Department of English, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Dr. Daryl Farmer reads from and discusses “Bicycling Beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the West.” His book follows him on his 5,000-mile bicycle journey through the diverse populations and ever-changing physical and social landscapes that make up America. In 1985, Dr. Farmer traveled through 11 Western states and the Canadian province of British Columbia. He wrote his book 20 years later, using the notes from the journal he kept while “on the road.” His story takes place in the context of the world of the mid-1980s and also in the context of his current perspective. He is the recipient of Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Award.
Recorded: February 25, 2014