'Life After Murder' With Nancy Mullane Aug. 17, 2012

from KUOW NPR· ·

Nancy Mullane never thought she'd meet a murderer face to face. But when the radio reporter went to a state prison for a story, she found herself in a room with six convicted murderers. She was terrified, at first. What if they hurt her? These were dangerous men, she knew. So she turned on her tape recorder, thinking that if she died, at least there would be a record of how it happened. But then the prisoners started talking to her, telling her their stories. The conversation led to her book, "Life After Murder," which explores five men's personal journeys …



Nancy Mullane never thought she'd meet a murderer face to face. But when the radio reporter went to a state prison for a story, she found herself in a room with six convicted murderers. She was terrified, at first. What if they hurt her? These were dangerous men, she knew. So she turned on her tape recorder, thinking that if she died, at least there would be a record of how it happened. But then the prisoners started talking to her, telling her their stories. The conversation led to her book, "Life After Murder," which explores five men's personal journeys after prison. Mullane spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on July 10, 2012.