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A collection of our conversations with author and journalist Charles Bowden. His body of work includes his observations about the American psyche, essays on the natural world, and gritty stories about drug violence and other crimes. Many of these stories come from his home in the desert southwest. Bowden died August 30, 2014 at the age of 69. He was regarded as one of the most powerful writers of our time

Writer and Journalist Charles Bowden

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Friday, we're rebroadcasting one of our conversations with the late writer and journalist Charles Bowden. Bowden's body of work includes his observations about the American psyche, essays on the natural world, and gritty stories about drug violence and other crimes. Many of these stories come from his home in the desert southwest. Bowden died last week at the age of 69. He was regarded as one of the most powerful writers of our time. (Rebroadcast)

Charles Bowden wrote many books, including El Sicario, Murder City, Down by the River, A Shadow in the City and Blood Orchid. He died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

This interview was recorded July 21, 2004

For a list of his books, go to Ken Sanders Rare Books at 268 South 200 East in Salt Lake City (801-521-3819) or visitIndiebound or Amazon.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.