Reading by Award Winning Northfield Author Gregory Blake Smith

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The Northfield Public Library is pleased to host a reading by local author and Carleton professor Gregory Blake Smith, as part of the Minnesota Book Awards Author tour, presented by Selco (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating).  The talk will be on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Northfield Public Library meeting room.   Greg Smith won a Minnesota Book Award for the novel  and short story category in 2012 for his book The Law of Miracles.  He has written three novels, The Devil in the Dooryard, The Divine Comedy of John Venner, which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, and The Madonna of Los Vegas. His short fiction has appeared in various literary journals, including The Kenyon Review, the Antioch Review, and StoryQuarterly.   Greg has taught American literature and creative writing at Carleton College since 1987, and lives in Northfield with his wife and daughter.  He will read from The Law of Miracles.  Copies of his book will be available for sale at the reading.   The event is free and open to the public.