On the blog yesterday, I mentioned that Ted Kooser’s new book (which is officially released today by the University of Nebraska Press) was included in Publishers Weekly’s list of the top 20 indie books of the fall (yay!) Today I have more exciting Ted news, namely that in just a little more than two weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet Ted and get a signed copy of his new book.
The University of Nebraska Press is celebrating the publication ofLights on a Ground of Darkness, which is a remembrance of the time Kooser spent with his mother’s family in Guttenberg, Iowa, when he was a little boy, on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. The event will be in Omaha at the W. Dale Clark Library downtown. The event is free and open to the public, books will be for sale, and Ted will sign copies. We’re looking forward to this.
In other news, UNP author Terese Svoboda was featured on the National Book Critics Circle blog a few days ago. The blog author mentions that Svoboda’s novel, Tin God (published by UNP!) is on her to-read list. She also quotes Svoboda explaining (very elegantly) how she came to be a writer:
…I wrote furiously in my youth and also painted, sculpted, and made movies. It was also the seventies when everyone was an artist. When the great wash of peers pulled back and it was revealed that they had secretly studied law or medicine, there I was, standing in the sand, still making art.
Such a lovely writer, that Terese.