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May  14

Howard Norman

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 05/14/2014
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Terrace Room (4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall)

Bio:

HOWARD NORMAN is a three-time winner of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a winner of the Lannan Award for fiction. His 1987 novel, The Northern Lights, was nominated for a National Book Award, as was his 1994 novel The Bird Artist. He is also author of the novels The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, and Devotion. His books have been translated into twelve languages. Norman teaches in the MFA program at the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, D.C., and Vermont with his wife and daughter. His most recent novel is What Is Left The Daughter.  In July, his memoir, I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place, will be published, followed by a new novel, Next Life Might Be Kinder.  In 2007,  Mr. Norman, for National Geographic, traveled the entirety of the okunohosomiche, ‘Narrow Road to Far North,’ originally walked by haiku master Matsuo Basho. Norman’s chronicle of that journey will be published next year as Travels With Ghost and Ghost-To-Be.