Arts & Culture
5:34 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Author Michael Martone Finds the Humor In Hoosier Life

Though author and Fort Wayne native Michael Martone has been a professor at the University of Alabama's Creative Writing department since 1996, his Hoosier roots run deep.

The cover of Martone's 2005 memoir.
The cover of Martone's 2005 memoir.

He has more than a dozen books to his credit and is this year's recipient of the prestigious National Author's Award from the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation.

While in town this month for some of the festivities, he joined WBOI's Julia Meek to talk about his Indiana ties, his process and how the Hoosier State informs his writing.