Novelist Don De Grazia takes National Book Award winner Bonnie Jo Campbell (and her Uncle Terry) out to an old man bar and interrogates her about turkeys...as well as the alchemy of writing. ...more
Don De Grazia is a Fiction Writing professor at Columbia College Chicago. His debut novel, American Skin, was originally released in the UK by Jonathan Cape, followed by a US release by Scribner. Hailed as an American classic, it is now in its fourth printing and was recently anthologized in The Outlaw Bible of American Fiction. A member of the Screenwriters Guild of America, De Grazia is currently adapting the script for American Skin. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, and other publications. He resides in Chicago, where he is at work on his second novel, Reel Shadows, a preview of which appeared in the March 2009 issue of TriQuarterly. De Grazia is also the co-founder of "Come Home Chicago," a series that celebrates the city's unique storytelling tradition with readings and entertainment held at the legendary Underground Wonder Bar.