Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to chat with Giovanni Gelati on his BlogTalkRadio show, Gelati’s Scoop. We discussed many topics, including how I fleshed out the character of the Arab Christian protagonist in my novel, Lion of Babylon; what it’s like to teach creative writing at Oxford University, and the joys and challenges of working with my wife, Isabella. I hope you’ll listen to the entire interview and let me know what you think.
Also, I wanted to share with you an excerpt from a review of Lion of Babylon published on the Truth in Fiction blog by Sarah Elisabeth. Sarah writes:
“What blew me away more than anything, though, is the sheer amount of research Davis Bunn must have conducted before attempting to write this tale. Not only Iraqi history and culture, but international relationships and policies, military operations, the Saddam regime, and every detail of post war Bagdad itself, complete with the varying attitudes and feelings of the Iraqi people and US soldiers. Incredible work.”