Lauren Francis-Sharma | Book of the Little Axe

Recorded May 28, 2020
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In conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbaraward-winning author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge and She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman.

Lauren Francis-Sharma’s acclaimed novel ’Til the Well Runs Dry tells the “universally touching” (New York Times) multigenerational saga of a sharp-tongued Trinidadian seamstress’s travails and bittersweet triumphs. It was honored as the fiction selection of the 2015 Black Caucus of the American Library Association and one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.” She is also assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the proprietor of the DC Writers Room. Her latest novel follows the journey of a rebellious young woman from Trinidad to a new life with the Crow Nation in 1830s Wyoming.

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