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THE BIBLIO FILE is a podcast about "the book," and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging, long-form conversations with best practitioners inside the book trade and out - from writer to reader. Why listen? The hope is that it will help you to read, write, publish, edit, design, and collect better, and improve how you communicate serious, big, necessary, new, good ideas and stories...

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May 11, 2019

Carey Cranston took on the role of President of the American Writers Museum in September of 2016. Prior to that Carey served for 12 years as President of Fox College, a private career college in Chicago, and prior to that he was a Vice President at Hill & Knowlton, a global PR firm, where he led the digital and web services division 

We met at the Museum, and talked about, among other things, the Museum's mission, Frederick Douglass, The Great Gatsby, writing as a concept writ large, the written word, Bob Dylan, song writing, Alan Light,identity, an American voice, immigrant stories, Tupac, deceased authors, promoting the present, the "book cloud," fun, Museum founder Malcolm O'Hagan, the Dublin Writers Museum, the Declaration of Independence, the importance of ideas, the On the Road scroll, the joys of digital, Amaze Design, dust jackets, school groups, typewriters, and inspiration.