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Chronicles of a Pleistocene Mind


Tuesday, Doug's guest is Utah author Maximilian Werner. Werner is a poet, a novelist and an essayist whose newest book asks how the forces of evolution still shape our everyday lives. From choosing which bedroom to sleep in to the way children play hide-and-seek, Werner says that our Pleistocene mind is at work. We'll talk about the strategies we use to survive and what those can teach us about the human animals we are. His memoir-infused book is called "Evolved."

Maximilian Werner is the author of the award-winning essay collection BLACK RIVER DREAMS and the novel CROOKED CREEK. When he is not fly fishing on one of his favorite western waters, or elbow-deep in the garden dirt, he is at home writing or in the classroom teaching and trying to help humans live up to their potential as a species.

On Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m., Werner will give a reading at The King's English Bookshop. For more information on that event, click here. For a schedule of events you've heard about on RadioWest, visit our calendar.

Find Maximilian Werner's books on Indiebound and on Amazon . A portion of your purchase benefits KUER.