KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Richard Yanez (extended)

  In a rebroadcast from Oct. 7, 2012, an online exclusive expanded interview with local writer Richard Yañez, author of "Cross Over Water." Yañez talks about his life as a "migrant academic worker" and how he ended up back home in El Paso after moving 8 times in 5 years. He also talks about his book "Cross Over Water," and how the main character of the book experiences life on the border as did Yañez and other native El Pasoans, including negotiating life around a desert, a waterless river, a mountain in the middle of the city, and crossing the border to Ciudad Juarez to drink & party. In the extended interview, Yañez also talks about what inspires his writing process, and why writing is always a risk.

Aired July 21, 2013.