Joining Tom in the studio is writer Kathy Flann. She's the author of two short-story collections: Get a Grip, which 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.