In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 1
David Osborne, author of The Coming, has won the 2018 Spur Award for historical fiction from the Western Writers of America. He's being honored this week at the WWA's annual convention in Billings, Montana.
The Coming is a rigorously researched novel that tells the expansive, tragic story of native-white relations in the American West through a fictionalized account of the life of Daytime Smoke, the real-life son of William Clark and a Nez Perce woman. The Coming captures the trajectory experienced by so many Native peoples: from friendship and cooperation to betrayal, war, and genocide. With a large cast of characters and a vast geography, the novel braids historical events with the drama of one man's life.
Osborne is the author or co-author of seven books including a New York Times best seller. He served as a senior advisor to Vice President Gore in 1993. He is currently director of the Progressive Policy Institute's project on Reinventing America's Schools.
Osborne discussed his book last week with Ashley Thornberg on Prairie Public's Main Street.
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