CONVERSATIONS WITH BRANDO: How does a journalist prepare for the assignment of a lifetime? When Larry Grobel gets the call that Marlon Brando has agreed to an in-depth interview on his private Tahitian island, all his insecurities and doubts emerge. But so does his grit and determination. This is what happens before, during, and after the journalist tries to unravel the mystery that was Brando. THE BLACK EYES OF AKBAH: When their volunteer service ends, Eric and Anika travel from West Africa to Kenya, where they board The Black Eyes of Akbah, a cargo ship going to the Seychelles and to India. The crew is a melting pot of all the indigenous peoples of the region. The chilling terror that happens along the way will change the way they see each other and the world they thought they knew.
About the Author
Lawrence Grobel (www.lawrencegrobel.com) is the author of 27 books including The Hustons, The Art of the Interview, Conversations with Capote, and the ones adapted here. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship for Fiction, the Prix Litteraire from the French Syndicate of Film Critics, P.E.N. and Playboy Special Achievement Awards, and five Publisher's Weekly Best Books of the Year. He served in the Peace Corps, directed a graduate writing program for Antioch, and taught at UCLA. He has appeared on CNN, The Today Show, GMA, The Charlie Rose Show and in two documentaries, Salinger and Al Pacino's Wilde Salome. CONVERSATIONS WITH BRANDO began when Playboy sent him to Tahiti to interview Marlon Brando. THE BLACK EYES OF AKBAH began as a recurring dream that needed to be written.