The Fulbrighter of the Month for July is Dr. Shannon Risk (2008-2009). Dr. Risk is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Niagara University who has just published her second novel, The Madame. In an interview with Fulbright Canada, Dr. Risk discussed her latest work about the adventures of a time-travelling historian, and about her Fulbright experience.
Fulbright Canada: Congratulations on your new book, this if very exciting! Can you give us a summary on what your second novel, The Madame, is all about?
Dr. Shannon Risk: Thank you! The novel is about a time traveling historian who, perhaps, sticks her nose where it doesn’t belong. She has been studying a clairvoyant woman from the late 1800s and early 1900s named Madame Gravari. The historian notes that, at first, the Madame seems to travel with itinerant curiosity shows across the northern United States. But then, somehow, the Madame finds her way towards more sophisticated clientele – socialites in search of unusual entertainment.
To read the rest of the interview, visit Fulbright.ca.