Novelist Apollo Papafrangou—Episode 99—March 16 2016

On episode 99 of the podcast I spoke with my high school buddy, debut novelist Apollo Papafrangou. We discussed:

    • the historic run of the Golden State Warriors;
    • his fist book, published when he was only a teenager;
    • his debut novel, WINGS OF WAX;
    • how he wove his Greek-American background into his novel;
    • how his MFA changed him;
    • treating writing like a career, even when it isn’t;
    • the gentrification of Oakland, California;
    • three books that changed his writing life.

About our guest:

Apollo Papafrangou 71QPYbW6SIL._UX250_is a graduate of the Mills College Creative Writing MFA program, and is the author of WINGS OF WAX.

He attributes his passion for storytelling to being raised in a Greek-American household where the epics of his ancestors were combined with contemporary family lore. If he wasn’t an author, Apollo would be a singer-songwriter under the moniker Greek Lightning, wooing audiences with stormy R&B ballads. Apollo lives in Oakland, CA.

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