Jason Brown Reads His Story “A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed”
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
In this episode, Jason Brown reads his story “A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed” (The Missouri Review), backed by an original Storybound remix with Mattias Tell, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Jason Brown is a fiction and nonfiction writer. He has published three books of short stories, Driving the Heart and Other Stories (Norton/Random House), Why the Devil Chose New England For His Work (Open City/Grove Atlantic), and A Faithful But Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed, published in the fall of 2019 as part of the short fiction series by Missouri Review Books. His stories and essays have won several awards and appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Best American Short Stories, The L.A. Times, The Guardian, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Missouri Review, and other venues. Several of his stories have been performed as part of NPR’s Selected Shorts, and his collection Why The Devil Chose New England For His Work was chosen as a summer reading pick by National Public Radio.
Mattias Tell is a Swedish songwriter and musician. Known for his eclectic and diverse rock guitar and versatile production, he has also started a new record company with comedian and artist Marcus Berggen caled Kode Records. Mattias’ approach to musical composition is that of a painting; all you need is a blank canvas and some colors to create something beautiful.
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