DURHAM, N.H.- The N.H. Author Series, hosted by the Friends of Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire, launches its 2011-2012 season with an interview with Tor Seidler Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. in the Dimond Library’s 5th floor reading room. The authors series takes place three times a year, bringing to UNH writers who are New Hampshire natives or who live or teach in the Granite State.
Local author Rebecca Rule leads the talks, which take place in front of a live audience for future broadcasting and web streaming on www.nhptv.org/authors.
Seidler was born in New Hampshire and grew up in Vermont and later, Washington state. His first book “The Dulcimer Boy” was published in 1979.
Set in New England, “The Dulcimer Boy” follows the adventures of William, who along with his twin brother, Jules, and a dulcimer, is placed in a basket outside the door of his distant relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Carbuncle, before his widowed father goes off to sea.
The selfish Carbuncles mistreat the twins for many years and finally attempt to take the dulcimer and sell it. William, with the dulcimer, runs away in search of his father and of answers to who he really is and how he can rescue his brother from the clutches of the Carbuncles
Seidler’s other books include “A Rat’s Tale”; “The Wainscott Weasel”, an ALA Notable Book; “Terpin”; and “Mean Margaret”, selected as a finalist for the National Book Award in 1997.
Seidler lives in New York City where he teaches in the MFA writing program at the New School.
Rule interviews her guests in the style of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, creating the sense of a casual conversation with her guests.
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 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.
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Author: Tor Seidler