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NH Authors Series Presents Novelist Ernest Hebert April 10

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
April 6, 2011

The N.H. Authors Series brings novelist Ernest Hebert to campus Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the 5th floor reading room of the Dimond Library.

Hebert, who teaches English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, is the author of eight novels. The five books that make up the Darby series take place in a fictitious New Hampshire town.

The series includes “Live Free or Die” (Viking Press 1990) (reprinted by UPNE 1993), “The Passion of Estelle Jordan” (Viking 1987), “Whisper My Name” (Viking 1984), “A Little More Than Kin” (Viking 1982), and “The Dogs of March” (Viking 1979) (Citation for excellence in a first novel, by Hemingway Foundation).

Herbert also wrote “New Hampshire Patterns” with Jon Gilbert Fox, photographer (University Press of New England) 2007, “Spoonwood” (UPNE) 2005 (Won an IPPY, best regional novel in the Northeast for 2005), “The Old American” (UPNE) 2000 (Outstanding Fiction award, New Hampshire Writers Project), “Mad Boys” (UPNE) 1993 (Outstanding Fiction award, New Hampshire Writers Project) and “The Kinship” (UPNE) 1993 (reprint of two novels from Darby series plus an essay).

The Keene native’s work is widely recognized for his focus on New England. In 2006 he was named the New England Booksellers Association’s fiction author of the year.

The N.H. Authors Series takes place three times a year and features writers who live, teach or are native to New Hampshire. Interviews are conducted in front of a live audience (with an opportunity for questions from the audience) and recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for future broadcast and web streaming on www.nhptv.org/authors

The interview takes place at 2 p.m. in the library’s fifth floor reading room. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, use our online registration form. For more information, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call 2-1540.

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