Oregon Legacy 2013: Mark Allen Cunningham

Starts:Sunday, January 27, 2013  3:00 PMEnds:Sunday, January 27, 2013  5:00 PM
Cost:

Free

Location:

Driftwood Public Library

801 SW Hwy 101 #201 Lincoln City, OR 97367

Event Description:

The series finishes on January 27 with a visit from Mark Allen Cunningham. Cunningham is the author of Date of Disappearance, a short story collection and The Green Age of Asher Witherow, set in nineteenth-century Northern California, a #1 Book Sense Pick and a finalist for the 2005 Book Sense Book of the Year Award alongside Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Philip Roth's The Plot Against America. The Salt Lake Tribune named The Green Age… one of six "Best Books of the West" in 2004. Lost Son, Cunningham's second novel, concerns the life and work of Rainer Maria Rilke, and was named a Top Ten Book of 2007 by The Oregonian. The recipient of past fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission and Yaddo, Cunningham is the author of numerous short stories which have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Alaska Quarterly Review and other distinguished literary magazines, and have been featured in live performance by the New Short Fiction Series of Beverly Hills. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler calls Cunningham "a lushly talented young writer," ForeWord Magazine has named him "one of America's most promising voices," and he was cited in the Dzanc Books list of 20 Writers to Watch. Cunningham lives in Portland, where he writes occasional book reviews and cultural commentary, leads public discussions for the Oregon Humanities council, and is currently at work on another novel and numerous shorter projects.

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