DURHAM, N.H. - The N.H. Authors’ Series at the University of New Hampshire will present Howard Mansfield in the 5th floor reading room of the Dimond Library Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the N.H. Authors Series’ is held three times a year, offering one-on-one conversations with writers who have ties to the Granite State. Yankee humorist Rebecca Rule conducts the interviews in front of a live audience.
A “first-class cultural historian” and “cultural psychologist,” Mansfield writes about preservation, architecture, and American history. He has examined issues of preservation in six nonfiction books and two anthologies, and has contributed essays and articles to The New York Times, American Heritage, The Washington Post, and YankeeMagazine.
“Bones of the Earth” explores the corner of New Hampshire Mansfield has called home for the last 20 years. He is also the author of “Where the Mountain Stands Alone: Stories of Place in the Monadnock Region;” “Skylark: The Life, Lies and Inventions of Harry Atwood;” and “Cosmopolis: Yesterday's Cities of the Future.”
Mansfield's work has been honored with the Gold Medal for Commentary for the City and Regional Magazine competition. He is on the advisory board of the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce College, and is an occasional guest on radio and television shows commenting on issues of historic preservation. He and his wife, the writer Sy Montgomery, live in a 120-year-old house that they have left mostly alone.
The N.H. Authors Series’ is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, please visit www.library.unh.edu/friends or call (603) 862-1540.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a New England liberal arts college and a major research university with a strong focus on undergraduate-oriented research. A land, sea and space-grant university, UNH is the state’s flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.
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Cutline: Howard Mansfield, author of “Bones of the Earth” and “Where the Mountain Stands Alone: Stories of Place in the Monadnock Region.”