On episode 93 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with Kim Powers—screenwriter, novelist, award-winning memoirist, and also the senior writer on ABC’s 20/20.
- his gripping memoir, The History of Swimming;
- the big changes in book marketing that took place over the last 10 years;
- what it’s like exposing dark family secrets in a memoir;
- his new thriller, Dig Two Graves;
- how self-publishing and ebooks are viewed in the NYC literary scene;
- three books that changed him as a writer.
Plus, on “Today in Writing”: Alexander Pushkin dies in a duel.
About Our Guest:
Kim Powers is the author of the novel Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story as well as the critically acclaimed memoir The History of Swimming. He is currently the senior writer for ABC’s 20/20, and has won an Emmy, Peabody, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence during his time at ABC News and Good Morning America. A native Texan, he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. His newest book is DIG TWO GRAVES, about which Publishers Weekly wrote: ”A heart-tugging child-in-peril plot drives this thoughtful crime novel…”
He lives in New York City and Asbury Park, NJ, and may be reached at www.kimpowersbooks.com.