Books and Basketball with Dave Fromm–Episode 111–July 25 2016

WRITER 2.0: Writing, publishing, and the space between show

Summary: On a much-delayed episode 111 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with novelist <a href="">Dave Fromm</a>. We discussed:<br> <br> * his brief semi-pro basketball career in Prague;<br> * his first book, EXPATRIATE GAMES;<br> * the process of working with Tyrus Books;<br> * why books are never finished, just published;<br> * his new book, THE DURATION.<br> <br> Plus, on “Today in Writing,” Bob Dylan goes electric. <br> Who is Dave? Check out this bio from his website:<br> 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.<br> 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.<br> 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.<br>