Lila Cockrell Theatre, Henry B. González Convention Center, Street Level
Friday, March 6, 2020 3:20 pm to 4:35 pm
National Book Critics Circle honored novelist Louise Erdrich will read from her work and talk with NBCC Treasurer Marion Winik about inspiration, research, awards (Erdrich has also won a National Book Award), evolving forms, the unique challenges of writing in these times, the imaginative process that shapes their work. A double master class in the art of fiction.
University of Baltimore professor Marion Winik is the author of The Big Book of the Dead and winner of the 2019 Towson Prize for Literature and a National Book Critics Circle boad member. Among her nine other books are First Comes Love and Highs in the Low Fifties. Her award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody column appears monthly at Baltimore Fishbowl, and her essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Sun, and elsewhere. She writes book reviews for People, Newsday, The Washington Post, and Kirkus Reviews; she hosts The Weekly Reader podcast at WYPR. She was a commentator on NPR for fifteen years; her honors include an NEA Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction. More info at marionwinik.com.
Louise Erdrich is the author of sixteen novels, poetry, children's books, short stories, and a memoir. Her first novel, Love Medicine, and her novel LaRose won National Book Critics Circle Awards. The Round House won the National Book Award. The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.