Author Allen Eskens to speak
Eskens has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a Juris doctorate from Hamline University School of Law. He attended the master’s of fine arts program at Minnesota State University as well as seminars at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.
The Life We Bury garnered him a Barry Award, Rosebud Award, and the Silver Falchion Award, and it was also named a finalist for the Edgar? Award, Thriller Award, Anthony Award, and the Minnesota Book Award.
A thriller, The Life We Bury features Joe, who’s writing about the life of Vietnam veteran Carl, currently on medical parole after spending 30 years in prison for crimes of rape and murder. While hearing Carl’s story, Joe starts to doubt that he committed the crimes he was convicted of. He and his neighbor throw themselves into investigating the crime, but the stakes keep rising. Will they unearth the truth before it’s too late?
Eskens will speak on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in CF206/208; the event is free and open to the public.
This program is part of the Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Winter 2016 Author Tour. The project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy Activities.