In conversation with Pam Houston
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Crest Theatre | 7:30 p.m.
The renowned author of ten novels, three works of non-fiction, two short story collections and numerous screenplays, Thomas McGuane is described as the quintessential modern American “poet–philosopher.” His writing masterfully explores the depths of human relationships from Michigan to the Florida Keys, to the plains of Montana and the American West. His novel, The Bushwhacked Piano, won the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and his novel, Ninety-Two in the Shade was nominated for a National Book Award. McGuane later wrote and directed the successful film by the same name starring Peter Fonda. He is the recipient of the Wallace Stegner Award and a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. An avid outdoorsman and Fly Rod & Reel Magazine’s 2010 Angler of the Year, McGuane infuses his works with a rich appreciation for the natural world. McGuane’s latest novel, Driving on the Rim, returns to one of his favorite settings, the picturesque Montana landscape, to provide a “hilarious and profound illumination of the threads by which we are all hanging.”
“A virtuoso … a writer of the first magnitude. His sheer writing skill is nothing short of amazing.” –New York Times Book Review