James McBride was the surprise winner of the 2013 National Book Award, for his novel The Good Lord Bird. It's a comic treatment of controversial abolitionist John Brown, who led a violent crusade against slavery.
Music to close the James McBride interview:
CD: THE PROCESS, VOL. 1 PERFORMER: James McBride (tenor sax) COMPOSER: James McBride CUT 8: "Goodbye to All That" CUDDY SOUND NULL