Ronald Kidd

Ronald Kidd is the author ofthe 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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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Writing is reading turned inside out.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I apologize too much.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Cadfael, Ellis Peters' medieval monk detective

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm a good listener.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barack Obama

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