Andre Dubus III to speak on Wednesday, July 31st

Andre Dubus III c Kevin Harkins

Jackson Memorial Library is proud to sponsor the Award-winning author Andre Dubus III as a part of the St. George Literary Series 2013. He will speak at the Ocean View Grange at 5:30 on Wednesday, July the 31st. The event is free and open to the public.   

Andre Dubus III grew up in mill towns on the Merrimack River along the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. He comes from a large literary family, including his father Andre Dubus, the late short story master. His own writing career began at age 22 just a few months after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin.

 Andre is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novelsBluesman, House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, a New York Times bestseller. His memoir, Townie, was published in February 2011 with W.W. Norton & Co. and is now available in paperback. A #4 New York Times bestseller, it is a New York Times "Editors' Choice" and is listed on many "Top Ten Non-Fiction Book" lists of 2011, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Esquire magazine. Townie also received the "2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature". Andre's work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994, The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and The Best of Hope Magazine. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for fiction, The Pushcart Prize, and was a Finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters.

 An Academy Award-nominated motion picture and published in twenty languages, his novel House of Sand and Fog was a fiction finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Booksense Book of the Year, and was an Oprah Book Club Selection and #1 New York Times bestseller. A member of PEN American Center, Andre Dubus III has served as a panelist for The National Book Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and has taught writing at Harvard University, Tufts University, Emerson College, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he is a full-time faculty member. He is married to performer Fontaine Dollas Dubus. They live in Massachusetts with their three children.

 His new book, Dirty Love, is forthcoming in the fall of 2013.