DURHAM, N.H. - The N.H. Author Series, hosted by the Friends of Dimond Library, will present award-winning author Joseph Monninger Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Dimond Library 5th Floor Reading Room at the University of New Hampshire. Local author and humorist Rebecca Rule will interview Monninger in front of a live audience.
The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register at https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=10824.
Monninger has published eleven novels and three non-fiction books, including the memoir “Home Waters.” His newest book “Margaret from Maine” was released in December. He has been recognized for several of his young adult novels. In 2008, “Baby” received the best children’s literature award by the Peace Corps Writers, and “Hippie Chick” was awarded a blue ribbon by The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. “Finding Somewhere” was selected as a top book of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews
Monninger, a professor of English at Plymouth State University, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso, from 1975-77. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Scientific American, Readers Digest, Glamour, Playboy, The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and Ellery Queen, among other publications. He has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and has also received a fellowship from the New Hampshire Council for the Arts.
He lives with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Justin, in a converted barn near New Hampshire’s Baker River. For several years his family competed in the New England Sled Dog sprint races and ran a small sled dog business in the White Mountains
Light refreshments will be served and both Monninger and Rule will be available to sign their books following the event. The interview includes an opportunity for questions from the audience and will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for broadcast and web streaming. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 862-1540.
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.
Cutline: Author Joseph Monninger will appear at the University of New Hampshire Jan. 27, 2013.