Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
Some authors hope to get their books turned into movies. After all, it comes with a lot of publicity and a big paycheck. But a book by award-winning author Ann Patchett is having its world premiere in a different form – an opera.
Emily Siner from Here & Now contributor WPLN in Nashville has this report on why Pachett’s novel “Bel Canto” was turned into an opera, composed by Jimmy López.