Sunday, May 25, 2008

What is Tom Zoellner reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Tom Zoellner.

One title from his entry:
the book of a friend, Dale Maharidge, whose And Their Children After Them is both an update and a tribute to the famous lyrical portrayal of three Alabama cotton-farming families, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee and Walker Evans. Dale's book won the Pulitzer, and deserved it. [read on]
Tom Zoellner is the author of Homemade Biography: How to Collect, Record, and Tell the Life Story of Someone You Love and The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire.

He is also the co-author of An Ordinary Man, the autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the 1994 Rwandan genocide were portrayed in the movie Hotel Rwanda.

Visit Tom Zoellner's website and read an excerpt from The Heartless Stone.

The Page 99 Test: The Heartless Stone.

Writers Read: Tom Zoellner.

--Marshal Zeringue