Episode Nine – Richard Wheeler
For our ninth episode, we break away from our usual format of talking about two Montana books to focus on a singular Montana writer, Richard Wheeler. Richard has published more than 80 novels in his lifetime, despite not getting published until he was almost fifty years old. His novels have been finalists for the Spur Award ten times, and six of those went on to be named winners. We talk specifically about Richard’s novel Richest Hill on Earth, about Butte during the days of the Copper Kings. But as with everything he wrote, Richard approached this story with his own unique style and focus on more than the expected point of view.