Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Introducing the 2014 Keynote: National Book Award Winner Bob Shacochis

We are very pleased to announce that on Sunday, July 13th, at 8:00 PM at the historic Sagebrush Inn Conference Center in Taos, NM, National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis will deliver the keynote reading at the 16th annual Taos Summer Writers' Conference. This event will be free and open to the public.

Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories, Easy In the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, and The Immaculate Invasion, a work of literary reportage that was a finalist for The New Yorker Literary Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year. Shacochis is a contributing editor for Outside, and his op-eds on the U.S. military, Haiti, and Florida politics have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His new book, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, was released in September 2013.

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