Episode 11: The Brubury Tales by Frank Mundo (PG)

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Welcome to episode 11 of the Indies’ Reading Block Podcast!

Frank Mundo has a BA in English from UCLA, where he also completed the Creative Writing Program. His stories, poetry, and essays have appeared in dozens of journals, magazines, and anthologies in print and online. Frank is the author of the award-winnng novel in verse, THE BRUBURY TALES (the foreword was written by bestselling author and critic Carolyn See).

An ambitious homage to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, THE BRUBURY TALES takes Chaucer’s story and frame to Los Angeles just after the riots in 1992, where seven security guards on the graveyard shift swap tales in an impromptu storytelling competition for Christmas vacation time. Written entirely in rhyming versee, the tales themselves are poetic updates of classic stories by Dostoevsky, Dickens, Boccaccio, O Henry, Twain, Gilman, Crane, Saki, Anderson, Bierce, and even Khayyam’s Rubaiyat.

You can find THE BRUBURY TALES on Amazon in both ebook and paperback form. There’s also a new illustrated version of THE BRUBURY TALES which is also available on Amazon.

If you’d like to learn more about Frank, you can follow him on Twitter at and Facebook.

Our next episode will air on April 15 and will feature an excerpt from a YA fantasy novel by Megan O’ Russell

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