Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers, Oregon’s oldest bookstore, will host author Megan Marshall June 6, for an evening featuring her Pulitzer Prize winning biography, “Margaret Fuller; A New American Life.” Marshall will offer a reading and informal question-and-answer session followed by book signing. The Pines winery will be on site pouring wine by the glass and Klindt’s will provide refreshments.
The event is free and open to the public. Klindt’s is located at 315 East Second St., The Dalles.
In “Margaret Fuller; A New American Life,” Marshall illuminates the life of an amazing American figure. Fuller was an editor of Thoreau, a friend to Emerson, and America’s first female war correspondent. She lived a life of independence and complete originality in a time when women belonged, in the eye of the law, to their husbands.
Marshall teaches nonfiction writing and archival research in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Emerson College.
A member of the American Heritage Dictionary’s Usage Panel, Marshall has published numerous essays and reviews in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate Online, The New York Times Book Review, The London Review of Books, The New Republic, The Boston Review, and elsewhere. Her biography, “The Peabody Sisters,” won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Mark Lynton History Prize, the Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography and memoir in 2006. A recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Marshall also received the first Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the Emerson College Graduate Student Association in 2012.
For more info call 541-296-3355 or visit www.klindts-books.com.