Riverbig: A Novel

In conversation with author Rick Wartzman
Co-presented with Tekayan Cultural Organization
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Episode Summary
\"Crimes litter the floor of California's great Central Valley like fallen plums . . . Old ties of blood, friendship, and memory are harshly tested . . . but hope takes root in the valley's generous yet unforgiving soil.\" (D.J. Waldie)

Participant(s) Bio
Aris Janigian is author of two novels, Bloodvine, and its sequel, Riverbig. He also co-authored, along with April Greiman, Something from Nothing, a book on the philosophy of design. He was a contributing writer for WEST, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, and from 1992-2005 was a Senior Professor of Humanities at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. In 2004 he was a finalist for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize from Stanford University, and in 2006 received the Anahid Literary Award from Columbia University. He lives in Los Angeles, but returns to the Central Valley seasonally to pack and ship wine grapes.