On a much-delayed episode 111 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with novelist Dave Fromm. We discussed:
- his brief semi-pro basketball career in Prague;
- his first book, EXPATRIATE GAMES;
- the process of working with Tyrus Books;
- why books are never finished, just published;
- his new book, THE DURATION.
Plus, on “Today in Writing,” Bob Dylan goes electric.
Who is Dave? Check out this bio from his website:
Hi. My name’s Dave. I’m a writer and/or a lawyer. I grew up in western Massachusetts, in a small town called Lenox. It’s a beautiful town, maybe the most beautiful town in the world. Probably not. But definitely beautiful.
I went to college in Boston and law school in Washington D.C. In between I spent a couple of years living in Prague, where I played basketball for a mid-level Czech semi-pro club — emphasis on the “semi-“. We didn’t get paid and nobody came to watch us except our girlfriends, and half the time they didn’t come either. Fun season, though. I wrote a book about that season called Expatriate Games: My Season of Misadventures in Czech Semi-Pro Basketball. It’s not a great book, although one reviewer said it stood with the best of George Plimpton. Which is insane. You can buy it on here somewhere if you want.
I spent about a decade as a lawyer and will probably do it again at some point. As a career choice, it has its moments. But until then, I’m writing. My debut novel is called The Duration. It’s a tragic bromance set in Berkshire County. Comes out from the great Tyrus Books on May 1, 2016. I encourage you to buy, like, eight copies immediately.