Host David Stewart interviews Bloomington author Elsa Marston, known locally also as Elsa Marston Harik. Elsa has written non-fiction, and fiction, about the Middle East, an area of the world in which she has lived and visited since the 1950s. Her most recent book, Santa Claus in Baghdad and Other Stories About Teens in the Middle East is published by Indiana University Press (2008). The film adaptation of the first short story in the book will be shown in the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union Wednesday March 4 at 7:30 p.m. We discuss the method and reasons why Elsa Marston writes, and the Author reads two short selections from Santa Clause in Baghdad and Other Stories About Teens in the Middle East. Please listen to this interview for an experience that just might change your awareness of the Middle East, and give hope for the future.