St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
St. Louis County Library celebrates the 2012 Read St. Louis Distinguished Literary Achievement selection with a special event featuring novelist Daniel Woodrell. Woodrell will discuss and sign his short fiction collection “The Outlaw Album” on Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh.
The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Pudd’nHead Books will provide copies of Mr. Woodrell’s books for purchase and signing at the program.
Often compared to William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy, Missouri Ozarks native Daniel Woodrell is widely considered one of the best and most distinctive fiction writers in America. “The Outlaw Album” presents twelve timeless tales of those on the fringes of society. Similar to Woodrell’s other “country noir” novels, the hardscrabble lives of Woodrell’s characters are full of poverty and cruelty, vulnerability and occasional tenderness, and always the rich and unforgettable music of the Ozarks.
Daniel Woodrell’s five most recent novels have all been New York Times Notable Books of the Year. The film version of his most critically acclaimed novel “Winter’s Bone” was nominated for four Academy Awards.
Daniel Woodrell is the Distinguished Literary Achievement author for Read St. Louis 2012 presented by the St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Public Library, and the St. Charles City-County Library. At the core of the Read St. Louis program is a belief that making reading fun, exciting and educational, will stimulate a passion for lifelong learning in all of us.
Read St. Louis 2012 Titles:
Memoir – Anne Lamott, “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son”
Teen Fiction – Antony John, “Thou Shalt Not Road Trip”
Non-Fiction – Isabel Wilkerson, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”
Young Readers’ History – Deborah Hopkinson, “A Boy Called Dickens”
Fiction: New Voices – Teddy Wayne, “Kapitoil”
Distinguished Literary Achievement – Daniel Woodrell, “The Outlaw Album”
The Libraries host major events with each of the selected authors. For more information, visit http://www.readstlouis.org. Read St. Louis is made possible by a generous grant from the UPS Foundation. Co-sponsors include St. Louis Public Radio, KMOV Channel 4, and the Literacy Roundtable.