Neil Browne, Ehud Havazelet and Sara Ryan on Reading Tour

Literary Arts is pleased to announce the next events of the 2009
Oregon Book Awards Author Tours. Neil Browne, Ehud Havazelet and Sara
Ryan will be featured on this tour.

Readings will take place in these cities:

Corvallis on Monday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Corvallis Public
Library (645 NW Monroe Avenue)
Newport on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m. at Newport Public Library
(35 NW Nye Street)

Readers will be:

Neil Browne of Bend, finalist in general nonfiction for his book, The
World in Which We Occur: John Dewey, Pragmatist Ecology, and American
Ecological Writing in the Twentieth Century. Browne is Assistant
Professor of English at OSU Cascades. The judge in nonfiction said
Browne's book "is poetic, intelligent and often beautiful."

Ehud Havazelet of Corvallis, winner of the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction
for his book, Bearing the Body. Havazelet teaches in the creative
writing program at the University of Oregon. His other books include
What Is It Then Between Us? and Like Never Before. The New York Times
said "Bearing the Body is the realization of a striking talent."

Sara Ryan of Portland, winner of the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young
Adult Literature for her novel, The Rules for Hearts. The Rules for
Hearts is a sequel to Ryan's book Empress of the World. Rules for
Hearts was also a Junior Library Guild selection. Booklist notes that
"the artsy, ensemble cast is memorable, and both gay and straight
relationships are described with refreshing honesty."

For complete author biographies or event information, please contact
Susan Denning at 503.227.2583. Local support for this tour comes
from the Corvallis Public Library, OSU Bookstore, Canyon Books and
Newport Public Library

The Oregon Book Awards, a program of Literary Arts, are presented
annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in
genres of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama and young
readers literature. The Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings
finalists to public libraries and independent bookstores around the

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