WHAT: Dr. Shelley Fisher Fishkin, professor of American Studies and English at The University of Texas at Austin, will be featured on C-Span’s live broadcast Monday (June 25) morning from Hannibal, Mo. The program, part of the American Writers series, will be on Mark Twain and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Fishkin, a Twain expert, will be joined by writer Roy Blount Jr. The host of the program is C-span’s Connie Brode. These shows take calls from people around the country.
WHEN: 8-10:30 a.m. (CST). Repeated at 7 p.m. (CST) on Friday evenings.
WHERE: C-span. Live broadcast from Hannibal.
BACKGROUND: Fishkin is the author of Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture and is the editor of the 29-volume Oxford Mark Twain. She also is the author of the award-winning books, Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices and From Fact to Fiction: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in America. Fishkin has lectured on Twain throughout the world and is the past president of the Mark Twain Circle of America.