Experience Talks 8/23: Novelist Robert Stone (Part One)


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SUNDAY 8/23 @ 5 PM PT


with Host Tim Carpenter

Robert Stone Prime GreenThe late novelist Robert Stone fully lived the Sixties. He spent time with the writer Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, and was briefly a Vietnam War correspondent. Throughout his career, his literary work was often acknowledged with awards, including the National Book Award in 1975 for “Dog Soldiers,” about a heroin smuggling deal gone wrong. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1981 for “A Flag for Sunrise,” about an American professor caught in the pre-revolution politics of a Central American country, and in 1997 for a collection of stories entitled “Bear and His Daughter.” In 2007 he wrote a memoir about his counter-culture years entitled, “Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties.” The work shares Stone’s personal story from his days in the Navy to his time in Viet Nam, along with his insights on Kesey, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Experience Talks is fortunate to be able to share host Tim Carpenter’s excellent two-part interview with Robert Stone. Part One airs this week; Part Two will air next week. Read Robert Stone’s detailed obituary here.


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