Ben Winters | Underground Airlines

Recorded Jul 14, 2016
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Ben Winters is the author of the “bare-boned, raw and honest” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Last Policeman trilogy, a pre-apocalyptic noir series for which he won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished Science Fiction. His other work includes the genre-mashing New York Times bestseller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters; the middle-grade novels The Mystery of Missing Everything and The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman; and several plays and musicals for children and adults. In Underground Airlines, Winters imagines a nightmarish alternate history in which the Civil War was never fought, allowing slavery to still exist in 21st century America.