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Arts & Culture

Writers on a New England Stage: Tommy Orange

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Tommy Orange reads from his novel "There There" at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, N.H.

NHPR and The Music Hall in Portsmouth present Writers on a New England Stage with author Tommy Orange.  He spoke with NHPR's Peter Biello about his debut novel,  There, There, in which Orange depicts the lives of a dozen different Native characters. Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, grew up in Oakland California and spent time working there in a Native community before writing his novel.  

This interview was recorded  May 16, 2019 at The Music Hall. 

Listener Advisory: This audio contains strong language.