Castle Freeman is an highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories, essays and non-fiction. He is well-known for his ability to capture life in rural northern New England, particularly the Vermont character in carefully crafted dialogue. His most acclaimed book, Go With Me, was adapted for a film, Blackway, with Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles.
Freeman grew up in a storytelling family in the Midwest. He considered a writing career but couldn’t think of anything to write about. And then he moved to Vermont with his new wife Alice. Two days later he clearly recalls walking down a road and felt inspired by his new environment. The stumbling block was gone and he began writing prodigiously. During his career between writing personal works, he made regular contributions to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Harrowsmith Country Life Magazine, and Vermont Life Magazine. He draws great interest from the lives of the people he encounters.
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Commentary by Castle Freeman and Stephanie Greene
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