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Joy Keys chats with Author Martha Southgate

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Special Guest: Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate (who, in the words of Julia Glass, “can write fast and hot, then lush and tender, then just plain truthful and burning with heart”) tells the moving story of a family tested to the limits by an unending cycle of addiction over the course of two generations. In her new novel, The Taste of Salt, Southgate perfectly captures the struggles of living with alcoholic family members.

Martha Southgate is the author of two acclaimed novels, The Fall of Rome and Third Girl from the Left and other works that have been widely anthologized. She has worked for numerous publications, including Essence, Premiere, the New York Daily News, and the New York Times. A graduate of Smith College, she has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard, and has taught at Brooklyn College and The New School. www.marthasouthgate.com