Monday, October 13, 2008

Calendar Alert: Ravi Howard, New Voice in Fiction

Although Kingdom Books is mysteries & poetry, now and then I confess that literary fiction draws me in, especially when the topic is this close to my own writing interests. So here's a notice from Dartmouth for Ravi Howard:

Ravi Howard will read on October 16 at 4:00 pm in Sanborn Library at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH). Howard's first novel Like Trees, Walking was published in March 2007 and is a fictionalized account of the true story of the aftermath of a lynching of a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama. The novel was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for the best first fiction book for 2007.
"Like Trees, Walking is a not only a great novel by a talented writer, it's a book that will endure and adds to our knowledge the American story," said Ernest Hebert, Professor of English at Dartmouth and one of the judges for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.
Howard is from Montgomery, Alabama, and graduated from Howard University in 1996 with a degree in journalism. He earned his MFA in creative writing at the University of Virginia. Howard is a former television producer for NFL Films and received a 2005 Sports Emmy for his work on HBO's Inside the NFL. He currently lives in Mobile with his wife.

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