Harvey to Host Bestselling Author
The next installment of the community outreach program, Harvey Presents, welcomes The New York Times bestselling American novelist and short story writer and Oprah Book Club pick Andre Dubus III, Thursday, April 11, at The Harvey School’s Walker Center for the Arts.
Dubus, who grew up in a poverty-stricken New England mill town in the Merrimack River Valley along the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, is the author of seven books, including the Times’ best-sellers, “House of Sand and Fog,” “The Garden of Last Days,” and “Townie,” the writer’s memoir. “House of Sand and Fog” was made into a 2003 film that garnered three Academy Award nominations, including one for Ben Kingsley for Best Actor. The writer’s 2013 novella collection, “Dirty Love,” was both a New York Times “Notable Book” selection and an “Editors’ Choice,” as well as a Kirkus Reviews “Starred Best Book of 2013.”
Dubus’ latest novel, “Gone So Long,” published in the fall of 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. His books are published in more than 25 languages. Dubus currently serves as a full-time member of the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Harvey Presents: Andre Dubus III will feature a presentation by the author who will share the compelling story of his breaking free of destructive bonds, allowing him to fulfill a life beyond even his own wildest dreams. The evening will also include an audience Q/A, and offer a meet and greet at the conclusion of the event. “Gone So Long” and “Townie” will be available for purchase.
The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Walker Center’s Lasdon Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit https://www.harveyschool.org/arts/harvey-presents/andredubus