Author Louise Erdrich to speak May 8 at the University of Minnesota

Louise ErdrichAward-winning author Louise Erdrich will be the featured speaker May 8 at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries Annual Dinner. The event takes place at McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis.

Erdrich is the author of 14 novels as well as volumes of poetry, short stories, children’s books, and a memoir of early motherhood.

Her novel “Love Medicine” won the National Book Critics Circle Award. “The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” was a finalist for the National Book Award. “The Plague of Doves” won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Most recently, her novel, “The Round House,” won the 2012 National Book Award for fiction.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with an awards presentation and reception, followed by dinner and the Friends of the Libraries business meeting at 6:15 p.m. Erdrich will speak at 8:00 p.m. An author signing will follow with books available for sale courtesy of Birchbark Books.

Ticket Information

Purchase tickets by May 1 at the University of Minnesota Tickets and Events office: 612-624-2345 or z.umn.edu/libtix.

The cost is $48 each for members of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, and $58 each for the general public (price includes dinner).

Parking and Directions

Information about parking and directions to the McNamara Alumni Center is available at mac-events.org/directions/.

About the Friends of the Libraries

Friends of the Libraries are advocates for advancing the University of Minnesota Libraries and for strengthening the Libraries as the vital center in scholarly life at the University of Minnesota. Friends of the Libraries have an enthusiasm for books and learning as well as an appreciation for the Libraries’ importance to the University.

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