Valerie Martin Extended Interview

Valerie Martin

Francesca Rheannon talks with novelist Valerie Martin about her literary influences, writing about women, and writing historical fiction. Martin lists Flaubert, Albert Camus and Stephen Crane as influences when she was beginning her literary career. It’s an eclectic group that showed her the possibilities and range of writing.


About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer's Voice, she's a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.