Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Reading Up on Wendell Berry, Winner of This Year's Helmerich Distinguished Author Award

Tulsa readers have an opportunity to meet acclaimed writer Wendell Berry at next month's Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award presented by the Tulsa City-County Library.

Berry is best known as an advocate of the natural world and the rural life, a topic of many of his poems, short stories, novels and nonfiction. A native of Kentucky, Berry lives and works a 125-acre farm in Port Royal, where his family has lived for many decades.

Berry's novels include Nathan Coulter, Jayber Crow, Hannah Coulter, and Andy Catlett: Early Travels, all set in the fictional Kentucky town of Port William.

Berry is also author of a new collection of stories, A Place in Time, which he read from and talked about yesterday on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR. You can find his NPR interview and more here.

As part of the Hermerich ceremonies, Berry will be speaking on Saturday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Library downtown. The public is invited.