Writer & explorer Douglas Preston’s “The Lost Tomb: And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder”

Booktalk host Diana Korte speaks with speaks with Douglas Preston, author of about 40 books. His latest is a collection of 13 previously published magazine-length nonfiction articles, “The Lost Tomb: And Other Real-Life Stories of Bones, Burials, and Murder.”

 

His explorations and some of the stories in this book have taken him from the haunted country of Italy and the largest tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings to the booby-trapped Money Pit on Oak Island in Nova Scotia and a cannibal site in the American Southwest.

Listeners might be familiar with some of Preston’s other books including his co-authored fiction series featuring FBI special agent Pendergast.

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Tune in for why many of his books include archeologists, what he found when he was the first to enter an Egyptian burial chamber that had been sealed for millennia, and his one piece of advice for would be writers that might be quite difficult to accomplish.

Top authors are interviewed on this program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. Hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, Booktalk has been in production for over 20 years.

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