About News of the World
In the aftermath of the American Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction.
About Paulette Jiles
Novelist, poet, and memoirist Paulette Jiles was raised in the Missouri Ozarks. After moving to Canada to work as a journalist, she won a Governor General's Award (Canada's highest literary honor) for her 1984 poetry collection, Celestial Navigation
. She returned to the United States in 1989 and in 2002 won a Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for her novel Enemy Women
. News of the World
, a finalist for the National Book Award, is her sixteenth published book. She currently lives, writes, and rides in a small ranch in Texas.
Jiles will speak to Greenwich Public and Private School students on the following day. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane's Books.
Free and open to all, but seating is limited. Registration will begin on October 24.
Doors Open: 6:00 pm
Essay Contest Presentation: 6:30 pm
Paulette Jiles Author Talk: 7:00 pm
About Greenwich Reads Together
Greenwich Reads Together (GRT) is a community-wide reading experience which engages all of Greenwich in exploring a single book, culminating in a month-long series of special events and programs in the fall. This year’s programming is generously underwritten by The Friends of Greenwich Library. Learn more at www.greenwichreadstogether.org