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September 8, 2009
Press/Speaking Engagements
September, 2008

NPR affiliate, WUNC | Interview: “The State of Things” with host, Frank
Stasio (09/2009) Ere I Saw Elba
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EDGE | Interview (01/2009): Drew Banks on His Next Two (!) Novels


“A fascinating examination of a woman claiming her life after trauma. I couldn’t put it down.” –Mary Jane Ryan (www.mj-ryan.com), New York Times bestselling author (AdaptAbility: How to Survive Change You Didn’t Ask For, Random Acts of Kindness series) and former CEO, Conari Press

“In Ere I saw Elba, Drew Banks cleverly mirrors a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her personal trauma within the context of post-WWII France and its struggle to recover from its Vichy past. An insightful treatment of the recovery and forgiveness on both a personal and political level.” –Kathe Sweeney, Executive Editor, Jossey-Bass/Wiley

“Drew Banks paints on an exquisite canvas that spans decades, inviting in luminaries from history and transporting readers to a time when glamour and art were tainted by exile and fear.” –Brianna Smith, former editor, Henry Holt and Chronicle Books

“I know Drew as a fellow businessman who shares a deep respect for the application of Maslow psychology within the workplace. It is fascinating to see how he applies this same analysis to this beautifully crafted page-turner that explores the ramifications of his protagonist’s psychological dissociation.” –Chip Conley (www.chipconley.com), author (The Rebel Rules, Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow) and Founder and CEO, Joie de Vivre Hospitality

“Vivid characters and an discerning eye for psychological detail make Ere I Saw Elba a fascinating read. Drew Banks is a writer to watch.” –Eliot Shrefer, novelist and contributing author to The Huffington Post

2009 Readings
Sept. 8 | Tues.

Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27607

7:30 p.m.
Nov. 12 | Thurs.

Books, Inc.
2275 Market Street @ 16th Street
San Francisco, CA  94114

7:30 p.m.

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