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Powell's Books Presents Ken Babbs in Conversation With Bill Walton


Jan 14, 2022 04:22 PM

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Ken Babbs
Ken Babbs began his writing studies at Miami University where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English literature, then attended the Stanford University graduate creative writing program on a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Who Shot the Water Buffalo? and the co-author of Ken Kesey’s The Last Go Round.
Bill Walton
Bill Walton was NCAA Player of the Year at UCLA from 1972 to 1974, when UCLA set an NCAA record 88 consecutive-game winning streak. A former NBA Champion and MVP, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and selected as one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players ever. He has also had a successful award-winning broadcasting career with ABC, ESPN, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, Turner, and Fox, among others. Walton is also a New York Times bestselling author, with his memoir, Back from the Dead. He is a huge music fan, and with his wife Lori, travels and tours extensively with his favorite bands, including the Grateful Dead. Bill is active in many philanthropic endeavors, and most recently co-founded the global initiative Bike For Humanity, a virtual biking fundraiser for nonprofits that benefit children. Walton is a long-term advocate for clean energy and currently resides in his hometown of San Diego with his family.