The Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series at Central Washington University welcomes fiction writer, essayist and environmental activist, David James Duncan, Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Duncan will give a reading in the SURC Theatre at 7:30 p.m. He is best known for his novels The River Why, which was later made into a film, and The Brothers K. Both books received the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. Duncan is the author of story collection River Teeth, and the nonfiction collections My Story as Told
by Water, and God Laughs & Plays. His work has won three Pushcart Prizes, a
Lannan Fellowship, the Western States Book Award for nonfiction, a National
Book Award nomination, an honorary doctorate from University of Portland, the
American Library Association’s 2003 Award for the Preservation of
Intellectual Freedom (with co-author Wendell Berry), and inclusion in more
than forty national anthologies. He lives in Montana.
David James Duncan will also take part in a Q & A discussion of his writing at 3 p.m. onTuesday, November 6, in SURC 140. Duncan’s visit to CWU is sponsored by a
special gift from Cashmere Valley Bank. The Wildcat Shop will sell Duncan’s
books at the event.