The Chronicles of Now The Chronicles of Now Presents: Storybound

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The Chronicles of Now presents a special episode from Storybound, a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Listeners are treated to their favorite authors and writers reading some of their most impactful stories, designed with powerful and immersive sound environments.
This episode features Yaa Gyasi reading an excerpt from her novel “Transcendent Kingdom,” with sound design and music composition from Tim Karplus. Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award for best first book, the PEN/Hemingway Award for a first book of fiction, the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” honors for 2016, and the American Book Award. Tim Karplus has been working as a professional musical jack-of-all-trades in Portland, Oregon for the last 9 years.

The Host

Ashley C. Ford

Ashley C. Ford is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Brooklyn. She is writing a memoir entitled Somebody’s Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books under the…