Naton Leslie’s essays have appeared in The North American Review, Fourth Genre, High Plains Literary Review, Mid-American Review and other magazines. In 2003 a collection of his short fiction, Marconi’s Dream and Other Stories, was published by The Texas Review Press as the George Garrett Fiction Prize winner; he was also awarded a fellowship in literary nonfiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. 
Dec 01 2003
A Cautionary Telling
My father is a storyteller. He doesn’t even know he is telling stories; he is simply talking, and what he has to say has a beginning, middle and end. It suits his temperament because he likes to be the center of attention. He often repeats the same stories — you could say he has a repertoire.