ZIP Code 02139: ‘Smedley’s Secret Guide To World Literature'

Patrons wait for the T in Cambridge's Central Square. (b a r t/Flickr)

Patrons wait for the T in Cambridge's Central Square. (b a r t/Flickr)

Author Askold Melnyczuk moved to Cambridge 35 years ago. Now living in Medford, Melnyczuk still uses the city as a backdrop for much of his fiction. In his latest novel, currently in development, Melnyczuk writes of a 15-year-old Cantabrigian who explores all of what the city has to offer. As part of Radio Boston’s ZIP-Code Stories project, Melnyczuk gives us a sneak peak into his latest novel, “Smedley’s Secret Guide To World Literature,” set in Cambridge. Learn more about ZIP-Code Stories, a collaboration between Radio Boston and The Drum. Guest:

  • Askold Melnyczuk, author, “Smedley’s Secret Guide To World Literature”
  • Henriette Lazaridis Power, editor, The Drum


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