Kim Powers, author of Capote in Kansas, on Tour October 2008

Posted By on August 20, 2008

About Kim

KIM POWERS is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The History of Swimming, which was both a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” Selection as well as a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Memoir of the Year. Entertainment Weekly calls Powers’ latest novel, Capote in Kansas: A Ghost Story, “welcome,” “offbeat,” and “intriguing.” Because of the accomplishment of the two books, Powers was selected as one of the “Out 100” – Out Magazine’s top 100 most influential gays or lesbians in the country.

Powers is currently a Writer/Producer at ABC’s Primetime Live, and won both Emmy and Peabody Awards for his 9/11 coverage for Good Morning America. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he also wrote the screenplay for the festival-favorite indie film “Finding North,” which plays frequently on the Sundance Channel and is available on DVD. He was also a staff writer for the AMC series“The Lot,” and a producer anddevelopment executive for the multi-Emmy winning PBS program “Great Performances.” A native Texan, he currently lives in New York City with his partner, Tony Award winning costume designer Jess Goldstein.

Visit Kim’s website HERE

About Capote in Kansas:

While based on many real and little-known events in the lives of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, it’s an imagined story – a “fantasia” — of their great friendship, and even greater falling out, as Harper retreated from fame, and Truman gulped it down as greedily as he did his beloved “orange drink” (three parts vodka, one part juice.) If you ever loved To Kill a Mockingbird, or any of the fantastic writing of Truman Capote, you’ll want to read this, for which a reading group guide has been prepared as well. Look for Capote in Kansas in paperback October 4th.

You can find reading group discussion questions for Capote in Kansas HERE

Kim Powers’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, Oct. 1st: Bookgirl’s Nightstand

Friday, Oct. 3rd: Book Room Reviews

Monday, Oct. 6th: A Guy’s Moleskin Notebook

Wednesday, Oct. 8th: Tripping Toward Lucidity

Friday, Oct. 10th: book-a-rama

Monday, Oct. 13th: Ready When You Are, C.B. (review)

Tuesday, Oct. 14th:  Ready When You Are, C.B.; Part 2 (author interview)

Wednesday, Oct. 15th: Bibliolatry

Friday, Oct. 17th: Books and Movies

Monday, Oct. 20th: Booking Mama

Wednesday, Oct. 22nd: Diary of an Eccentric

Thursday, Oct. 23rd: Maw Books

Friday, Oct. 24th: Book Club Classics

Monday, Oct. 27th: Books and Cooks

Tuesday, Oct. 28th: Devourer of Books

Wednesday, Oct. 29th: Literate Housewife

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5 Responses to “Kim Powers, author of Capote in Kansas, on Tour October 2008”

  1. I received this yesterday and now all I want to do is put everything else aside and read it now.

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