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Ronald Kidd

Ronald Kidd is the author of the highly acclaimed Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial, as well as On Beale Street. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Writing is reading turned inside out.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm a good listener.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Hang in there

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Cadfael, Ellis Peters' medieval monk detective

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Taster at an ice cream plant

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