Common Ground: Author Kent Nerburn
Season 5, Episode 3
Award winning Bemidji author, Kent Nerburn, talks about the narrative process he uses to create compelling stories.
This program takes viewers behind the scenes as Nerburn is interviewed by a British TV crew. A story Nerburn published earlier in his career suddenly went viral on the internet and gained him a global audience. During the show Nerburn discusses the process of recollection he went through, as a writer, turning an experience from his own life into the viral web story The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget.
Nerburn, who has a string of books to his credit, goes on to take viewers on a unique journey through a recently completed manuscript as he talks us through some of his edit decisions. That manuscript is being published this fall as The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo, in 2010 its prequel, The Wolf at Twilight, netted Nerburn a Minnesota Book Award.