Lorna Landvik's coming to town

Click for larger posterNORTHFIELD READS! Meet Minnesota author Lorna Landvik Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. downtown at the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Street. The featured title will be her new paperback Oh My Stars.

Lorna Landvik is the author of the bestselling novels Patty Jane's House of Curl, Your Oasis on Flame Lake, Welcome to the Great Mysterious, The Tall Pine Polka, Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons and most recently Oh My Stars. She is also an actress, playwright, and proud hockey mom.

While growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lorna's passions were writing and theater. After graduating from high school, she and her best friend traveled across Europe and settled briefly in Bavaria. Upon returning to the States, Landvik attended the University of Minnesota and then moved to California, where she performed stand up comedy at the Comedy Store and at the Improv. During this time she also scouted bands for Atlantic Records.

After six years in California, Lorna Landvik married and had her first child. In 1986, the three of them walked across the country with the Great Peace March for Global Disarmament. After the march, the family returned to Minnesota.

Selected by popular vote as favorite female author in the Minnesota People's Choice Awards, Landvik's novel The Tall Pine Polka was nominated for a NEMBA and received a Loft McKnight Award of Distinction in 1999.

Lorna Landvik now lives with her husband and two daughters in Minneapolis, where she works as an actress and writer.

This FREE event is sponsored by the Northfield Public Library, Carleton Bookstore, River City Books & St. Olaf Bookstore.

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