Veronica Watson virtually joined the hosts of Eye 94 on Chicago radio station Lumpen Radio to discuss her new edited collection of Frank Yerby's writings, The Short Stories of Frank Yerby.

During their discussion, Watson detailed the life of Frank Yerby, Yerby's ideas of writing as an African American in the United States and Europe, being paid to write, his growth as a writer, and his efforts to infuse anti-racism into his writing, among other topics. The full episode is available to listen to online, which includes a selected reading from Watson's edited collection.

Watson's book is available for purchase through the University of Mississippi Press.

Watson is a faculty member in the Department of English and director of the Graduate Studies in Literature and Criticism program at IUP.