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Colin Asher - Bio of Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren was one of America's most famous authors. His third novel,  The Man with the Golden Arm , won the first National Book Award.  Despite Algren's talent, he abandoned fiction and fell into obscurity. The cause of his decline was never clear. Biographer Colin Asher presents the complexity of Algren's life and captures the forces working both in Algren and mid 20th century America in Never a Lovely So Real: the Life and Work of Nelson Algren.  published in May 2019 by W.W. Norton Recorded at Canios Books in Sag Harbor in May 2019 Listen here: