The Studio 106: Tom & Linda Egenes by The Studio with Cheryl published on 2016-09-06T20:04:18Z Iowa Writer Coauthors Retelling of Most Widely Read Epic in World History! Broadcast 05 September 2016 on KRUU-LP (100.1 FM) in Fairfield, Iowa. Iowa writer Linda Egenes coauthored, with Dr. Kumuda Reddy, a retelling of the most widely read epic in world history--The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic--Complete and Comprehensive. The Ramayana is a cultural and spiritual guide for over a billion people in India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and beyond. For contemporary readers, this new retelling, published by Tarcher Perigee, streamlines Rama's epic quest, originally penned as 24,000 verses contained in seven volumes. Sanskrit scholar Tom Egenes, (Linda's husband) provided a bit of translation assistance for this readable adaptation of one of the world's most influential works. For behind-the-scenes glimpses into what it took to bring this ambitious project to completion, listen to this podcast of The Studio with Cheryl and Linda and Tom Egenes.