Frederick Reiken speaks to NPR about his latest book

Frederick Reiken

Carrie Sheffield

June 02, 2010

Frederick Reiken, associate professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing and director of the MFA in Creative Writing program, was recently interviewed by Scott Simon on National Public Radio (NPR) about his latest novel Day for Night (Reagan Arthur Books). Reiken explained to Simon that the novel is about connection and the way people are interconnected, “whether they know it or not.”

In his review, Simon said Day for Night leaves readers to interpret reality for themselves—just as they must in real life.

“We use a metaphorical version of sleight of hand all the time,” Reiken told Simon. “There’s so much indirection in our lives.”

Reiken is also the author of The Lost Legends of New Jersey and The Odd Sea. The London Daily Telegraph recently listed Reiken as one of the “10 rising literary stars of 2010.”

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