Author Howard Mosher to Speak at NEC
Renowned author Howard Mosher will speak at New England College on Thursday, April 24 at 7:15 p.m. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the New England College Library, will be held in the Simon Center at 98 Bridge Street in Henniker and is free and open to the public.
For more than forty years, Howard Mosher has written about the people and places of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Known for its unspoiled natural beauty, the Northeast Kingdom is home to a population with a deep connection to the land that can be traced back for generations. Mosher’s ability to capture the essence of rural life with affection, authenticity, and humor has earned him praise from the Los Angeles Times as “part Hemingway, part Jim Harrison, and part Henry David Thoreau.” Often compared to Mark Twain, Mosher’s books are filled with the adventures of clever rumrunners, eccentric bird carvers, and talking statues set in the wild landscapes of the north.
The author of ten books, Howard Mosher is a Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow. He is the recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the New England Book Award for Fiction, and the ACLU Excellence in the Arts Award. Three of his novels, A Stranger in the Kingdom, Where the Rivers Flow North, and Disappearances, have been made into feature films.
He has shared his entertaining presentations with audiences in forty states and more than 100 cities.