ATHENS — Join us as author Jonathan Donald gives some anecdotal history and reads from his historical novels “Sour Mash” and “Traveler in an Ancient Land”. The readings will take place at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens beginning at 7 PM. “Sour Mash, The Long Time Ago Adventures of an American” is a novel about a mid-19th century rustic American traveling across America, Europe, North Africa and then across the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam. “Traveler in an Ancient Land” is a fictionalized biography about the 19th century Egyptian explorer Giovanni Belzoni. The reading will be followed by a q and a, book signing and light refreshments.
Jonathan Donald has written and produced over 200 programs for television. These include dramas about the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1698 and a mysterious early 20th century murder and on the lighter side an old Fashioned Christmas. He has produced documentaries about American history, the Vietnam War, American Cowboy Culture, 19th Century Railroads, Australian Archaeology, Land Conservation, Japanese Culture, the regional cultures of Brazil, African Politics, Wildlife Adventures in the Americas, Africa, India and Australia including specials on the Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s Man-Eating Crocodiles. Mr. Donald has produced these programs for CBS, ABC, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic and Reader’s Digest Entertainment. He has won an Emmy, an Emmy nomination, two Cine Eagles and other awards.
Photos: Excerpts from “Sour Mash” and “Traveler in an Ancient Land” will be read by author Jonathan Donald on Saturday, September 9, 7 PM at the Athens Cultural Center.