Sy Montgomery Featured by NH Authors' Series Jan. 25
Media Contact:  Jody Record
UNH Media Relations
Jamuary 12, 2009

The Friends of the Library at the University of New Hampshire will host the second event in the 2008-2009 N.H. Authors' Series with the appearance of humorist and author Sy Montgomery, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the 5th floor reading room of the Dimond Library.

Montgomery is the author of numerous children's books, including the award-winning "The Snake Scientist." Her travels have taken her around the globe to remote places where she does research for her books, films and articles. Montgomery is also a widely-known lecturer on conservation topics.

Her latest book, for adults, takes her closer to home in rural NH. "The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood"became a national bestseller in 2006.

"The Good Good Pig" is the story of the sickly pig that Montgomery adopted as a pet that grew to 750 pounds. Named for a symphony conductor, Christopher Hogwood became known for his escapades by Montgomery's neighbors.

Sponsored by the Dimond Library, the N.H. Authors' Series is held three times a year, offering one-on-one conversations with authors who have ties to the Granite State. Yankee humorist Rebecca Rule serves as host and interviewer.

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.

New Hampshire poet Marie Harris will close out the series in April.

The program is free and open to all, but seating is limited. The presentation is funded by the Drs. Lorus J. and Margery Milne Endowed Lecture Series on Literature and Environment.

To register, or for more information on the 2008-2009 season, call 603-862-1540 or visit

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 11,800 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students.

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