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Jeanette Winterson Signing and the St. Louis Literary Award, Sept 23

09/23/2014 4:30 pm

 

British Author Jeanette Winterson Named 2014

Saint Louis
Literary Award Recipient


The Saint Louis University Library Associates Award will be presented at a
special event September 23

 

 

Free Public Events

Booksigning 4:30 pm
Award Ceremony 5:30 pm
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, John Cook School of Buisness
3674 Lindell (SE Corner of Lindell at Spring)

Copies of Ms. Winterson's books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Subterranean Books.  If you would like a signed copy but are unable to attend the event you may place a pre-order below.

 

ST. LOUIS -- British author Jeanette Winterson has been named the recipient of the 2014 Saint Louis Literary Award.  Sponsored by the Saint Louis University Library Associates, the award recognizes a living writer with a substantial body of work available in English that has enriched our literary heritage by deepening our insight into the human condition and by expanding the scope of our compassion.

“In book after book, Jeanette Winterson’s magical storytelling and electrifying language spark that fundamental source of all empathy: our imagination” said Philip Boehm, chair of the Literary Award Committee responsible for the selection.

The Saint Louis Literary Award has been presented nearly every year since 1967. Past winners include George Plimpton, William Styron, Chinua Achebe, Joan Didion and Mario Vargas Llosa.

Ms. Winterson was chosen from a long list of candidates nominated by the Library Associates and invited writers, which was then narrowed down by a seven-member selection committee. In addition to Boehm, a local translator and founder of Upstream Theater, the committee includes:

•    Saher Alam (Novelist and professor of creative writing at Saint Louis University)
•    David Cassens (Dean of Libraries, Saint Louis University—ex officio)
•    Lisette Dennis (Board Member, Saint Louis University Library Associates)
•    Boo McLoughlin (Chair, Saint Louis University Library Associates—ex officio)
•    Richard Newman (Poet and Editor of River Styx)
•    Kelly von Plonski (Owner, Subterranean Books)

This year’s award will be presented on September 23.  For event and ticket information, please contact the University Libraries Administrative Office at 314-977-3100 or email Donna Neely at 
neelyd@slu.edu.

 

About Jeanette Winterson

Born in Manchester, England, Jeanette Winterson OBE* was adopted by Pentecostal parents and was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn't work out. Discovering early the power of books, she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University, she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. Twenty-seven years later she revisited that material in the bestselling memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Winterson has written 10 novels for adults, as well as children's books, non-fiction and screenplays. She writes regularly for theGuardian. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields London.  She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.

 

About the Saint Louis Library Associates

Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis University Library Associates seeks to build a closer relationship between the University and the community in order to promote an appreciation for the value of literature.  The Library Associates work to enhance the visibility of Saint Louis University Libraries and to support the development of their collections and services.  

 

Purchase tickets to the 2014 Saint Louis Literary Award Dinner

Cocktail Reception & Dinner 7:00 pm
Pere Marquette Gallery
DuBourg Hall - 221 N. Grand Blvd.


Dinner with Jeanette Winterson to benefit the libraries following the public event.  Space is limited; reservations required by September 12th. For information and reservations contact Donna Neely at 314 977 3100 or neelyd@slu.edu.

Visit http://libraries.slu.edu/associates to learn more about the Saint Louis University Library Associates.

*Order of the British Empire

 

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Location: 
Street:
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, John Cook School of Buisness, SLU Campus
Additional:
3674 Lindell (SE Corner of Lindell at Spring)
City:
Saint Louis
,
Province:
Missouri
Postal Code:
63103
Country:
United States

Coursebooks Fall 2014 Wash U

 
 
Students: Please click on the class listing under your instructor's name to see the complete course requirements.  If you would prefer to buy them in-store you will need to know your instructor's name.  In the store, coursebooks have been organized by instructor but should you need assistance any sales person will be happy to help you find yours.
 
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Tim Lane Signing for "The Lonesome Go", Sept 25

09/25/2014 7:00 pm
Reception and Signing with
Tim Lane for THE LONESOME GO
Thurs, Sept 25, 7pm at Subterranean Books

Subterranean favorite Tim Lane continues his exploration of the Great American Mythological Drama that began with his first book, the critically acclaimed Abandoned Cars.  You'll witness a young man's dubious quest to discover the myth of the protagonist from an obscure vintage comic strip; encounter sociopathic hobos in boxcars and misled young men whose facial pores sprout worms and who throw up babies into gas station toilets; visit modern Hoovervilles; and experience the life and death of an undocumented immigrant bookstore doorman, former boxer, and expert hustler.

Tim Lane is a graphic novelist and freelance illustrator. His first graphic novel, Abandoned Cars,  was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Collection of Stories and has been translated into French and Spanish. Lane's comics are widely published in anthologies, including Fantagraphics' Hotwire and MOME, the Kean Review, Smoke Signal, and DC Comic's Bizarro World. He also contributes infographics to the Believer Magazine, the most recent of which appears in the September 2013 issue.

Copies of THE LONESOME GO and ABANDONED CARS will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  If you cannot attend but would like a signed copy just let us know!

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Location: 
Street:
Subterranean Books
Additional:
6275 Delmar Blvd
City:
Saint Louis
,
Province:
Missouri
Postal Code:
63130-4716
Country:
United States
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