Mesa Public Library invites you to attend an author talk with award-winning and New York Times best-selling author James McGrath Morris. This event will be livestreamed via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 13 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Morris will discuss his latest work Tony Hillerman: A Life, the first major biography of the ground-breaking mystery writer. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear enchanting new insights about one of America’s best-known mystery authors from one of America’s favorite biographers!
As the author of 18 spellbinding detective novels set on the Navajo Nation, Tony Hillerman simultaneously transformed a traditional genre and introduced the mysteries of the Navajo culture to an audience of millions. Morris offers a balanced portrait of Hillerman’s personal and professional life and provides a timely appreciation of his work. Filled with never-before-told anecdotes and insights, Tony Hillerman will thrill the author’s fans and awaken new interest in his life and literary legacy.
Morris’s books include the New York Times Bestselling Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne; The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and A Friendship Made and Lost in War; The First Lady of the Black Press, which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize; Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power—which the Wall Street Journal deemed was one of the five best books on American moguls, and Booklist placed on its 2010 list of the ten best biographies; The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism—a Washington Post Best Book of the Year; and, Jailhouse Journalism: The Four Estate Behind Bars.
This program is free and open to the public and will be conducted online via the Zoom platform. Registration is required. To obtain your meeting link and access to the program, please register through the Event Calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org or call (505) 662-8257.