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Professor Gregory Smith to appear at the Northfield Public Library as part of the Minnesota Book Awards Tour

April 9, 2013

The Northfield Public Library is pleased to host a reading by local author and Carleton College professor of English Gregory Blake Smith, as part of the Minnesota Book Awards Author tour, presented by Selco (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating). The talk will be on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Northfield Public Library meeting room. Smith will read from his latest book, "The Law of Miracles;" copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, which is free and open to the public.

Professor Smith won a Minnesota Book Award for the novel  and short story category in 2012 for his book The Law of Miracles.  He has written three novels:" The Devil in the Dooryard;" The Divine Comedy of John Venner, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times; and "The Madonna of Las Vegas." His short fiction has appeared in various literary journals, including The Kenyon Review, the Antioch Review, and StoryQuarterly. The Lloyd P. Johnson-Norwest Professor of English and the Liberal Arts, Smith has taught American literature and creative writing at Carleton since 1987, and lives in Northfield with his wife and daughter.