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Allison Coffelt

Maps Are Lines We Draw

A Road Trip Through Haiti

Lanternfish Press 2018

New Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in Caribbean StudiesNew Books in LiteratureNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books Network March 20, 2019 Greg Soden

Allison Coffelt lives and writes in Columbia, Missouri. She works as the director of education and outreach for the annual documentary-based True/False Film Festival,...

Allison Coffelt lives and writes in Columbia, Missouri. She works as the director of education and outreach for the annual documentary-based True/False Film Festival, as well as hosting the fantastic True/False Podcast, featuring interviews and commentary with documentary filmmakers, available anywhere you get podcasts. Her writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Oxford Public Health Magazine, and more. She won the 2015 University of Missouri Essay Prize. The topic of today’s conversation is her new book, Maps Are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip Through Haiti, out now from Lanternfish Press (2018).


Greg Soden is the host of “Classical Ideas,” a podcast about religion and religious ideas. You can find it on iTunes here.