Kathy Flann's Latest Short Stories Capture Baltimore's Many Charms | WYPR

Kathy Flann's Latest Short Stories Capture Baltimore's Many Charms

Sep 5, 2016

Baltimore based author Kathy Flann.
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Joining Tom in the studio is writer Kathy Flann. She's the author of two short-story collections: Get a Gripwhich won the 2014 George Garrett Fiction Prize; and Smoky Ordinary, which earned Flann the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award. She's an associate professor at Goucher College in Towson, where she teaches courses in fiction and creative non-fiction.

Get a Grip, her latest short-story collection, is set mostly in and around Baltimore, and peopled with fascinating and richly textured characters, including two 7-foot-tall Estonian brothers hoping to get admitted to Loyola College, an aspiring writer trying to keep her deadbeat dad at bay, and a guy who finds a meteor in Catonsville. 

This segment originally aired on January 20, 2016.