Chris Gavaler, visiting assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee, will appear on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show at 3 p.m. today (Jan. 10) to discuss his new historical novel, School for Tricksters, and the process of using fiction to write about historical events.
His novel is based on two true-life “tricksters,” who passed as Native Americans in order to attend Carlisle Indian School, the nation’s first and most infamous Indian boarding school. W&L News Director Sarah Tschiggfrie writes about Chris’s novel for the University’s website.
Chris is also the author of the suspense novel “Pretend I’m Not Here,” and a four-time winner of Outstanding Playwright awards from the Pittsburgh New Works festival.
Here is the audio from his appearance: