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Winter Words to bring authors to Aspen

Aspen Times StaffAspen, CO Colorado

Sebastian Junger, author of 1997s The Perfect Storm and last years A Death in Belmont, will appear during the Aspen Writers Foundations Winter Words series. (artsdel.org)

ASPEN The Aspen Writers Foundation will present five events in its Winter Words series, beginning in January. All events, featuring a talk and reading, are at 5:30 p.m. in Aspen locations still to be determined.The series opens with Jan. 31 with a return visit by Ann Patchett. Author of the 2002 novel Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, and of the memoir Truth & Beauty: A Friendship, Patchetts latest book is Run, a novel about a Boston family that takes place over 24 hours.Sebastian Junger, author of the 1997 nonfiction adventure bestseller The Perfect Storm, will make a Feb. 7 appearance. His latest book is last years A Death in Belmont, an investigation into a 1960s murder that Junger suggests may have been committed by Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler.African writers Ishmael Beah and Binyavanga Wainaina appear together on Feb. 22. Beah is the best-selling author of the recent A Long Way Gone, a memoir of his time as a child soldier in Sierra Leones civil war. Wainiana, from Kenya, is a journalist and author who founded the literary journal, Kwani?Amy Bloom, whose works include the nonfiction study Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Cross-dressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude; the short-story collection A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You; and the recent novel Away, about an immigrant womans search for her daughter, is set for Feb. 26.The series concludes March 6 with Richard Russo, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novels Empire Falls, Nobodys Fool and the recent Bridge of Sighs, set in a run-down town in upstate New York.Each event will be followed by an Author Salon reception for Aspen Writers Foundation members.For further information on the Aspen Writers Foundation, go to http://www.aspenwriters.org.

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