ANDRE DUBUS III- KEYNOTE NOVELIST AT SEWI

Keynote Speaker- Reading and Writing in the Age of Glowing Screens: The Lasting Power of Words
ANDRE DUBUS III
Friday, November 1st 
7:00-8:30 p.m. 
Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books 
Hub Stage
UWM at Waukesha 

1500 N University Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188

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5:00-5:30pm Authors Reception
5:30-6:30pm,Student Writing Contest Awards
7:00-8:30pm Author Keynote: Andre Dubus III
8:30-9:00pm Book Signing

$10 Reception and Keynote Only
Books will be available for sale on site with our Festival Book Seller, Books & Company - Oconomowoc

The Tenth Annual UWM-Waukesha Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books opens with National Book Award Finalist, Andre Dubus III. Mr. Dubus will speak on literature's singular ability to carry human beings deeply into their own hearts and minds in a way that no other medium can match, even in the 21st Century's Digital Age. Mr. Dubus will then be joined in conversation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's book editor, Jim Higgins, discussing his new novel, Gone So Long.

Andre Dubus III is the author of The Cage Keeper and Other StoriesBluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and FogThe Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times “Editors Choice.” His work has been included in The Best American Essays and The Best Spiritual Writing anthologies, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. His novella collection, Dirty Love, was published in the fall of 2013 and was listed as a “Notable Book” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, and was named a New York Times “Editors’ Choice,” and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013.” His new novel, Gone So Long, published in October 2018, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal and has been named on many “Best Books” lists, including selection for The Boston Globe’s “Twenty Best Books of 2018″ and “The Best Books of 2018,” “Top 100,” Amazon. Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children

Event date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1500 North University Dr
Waukesha, WI 53188
Gone So Long Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393357370
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 1st, 2019

House of Sand and Fog Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018

Townie: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 6th, 2012

The Garden of Last Days Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 1st, 2009

The Cage Keeper: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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Dirty Love Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 10th, 2014