Please reserve Monday, October 23, 2017 at 7:30 on your calendar
for an evening with acclaimed writer Andre Dubus III.
Buy online tickets beginning September 1 HERE
Tickets on sale at Bloomsbury Books and Bookwagon beginning September 22
Andre Dubus III grew up in mill towns on the Merrimack River along the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. He began writing fiction at age 22, just a few months after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is the author of six books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers: House of Sand and Fog, a #1 New York Times bestseller; The Garden of Last Days; and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Editors Choice. His most recent book, Dirty Love—a collection of four short novellas—was chosen as a Notable Book and Editors’ Choice from the New York Times, a Notable Fiction from The Washington Post, and a Kirkus Starred Best Book of 2013. His other titles are The Cage Keeper and Other Stories and Bluesman.
Adapted into an Academy Award-nominated motion picture starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly and published in 20 languages, House of Sand and Fog was finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Booksense Book of the Year, and an Oprah Book Club Selection. His memoir Townie is a popular choice for First Year Experience reads on campuses. In the words of author Richard Russo: “I’ve never read a better or more serious meditation on violence, its sources, consequences, and, especially, its terrifying pleasures than Townie. It’s a brutal and, yes, thrilling memoir that sheds real light on the creative process of two of our best writers, Andre Dubus III and his famous, much revered father. You’ll never read the work of either man in quite the same way afterward. You may not view the world in quite the same way either.”
As a narrator of his audio books, he has won an Audiofile “Best Voices of the Year” award for his 2011 memoir, Townie (Blackstone Audiobooks), a 2013 “Earphones” award for Dirty Love (Audible), and was a 2014 Finalist for an “Audie Award” for his short story collection, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories (Blackstone Audiobooks).
Through the years Dubus worked as bartender, office cleaner, and halfway house counselor, self-employed carpenter, college writing teacher, and for six months worked as an assistant to a private investigator/bounty hunter. He teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.
Praise for Andre Dubus III
“Dubus can home in more quickly and efficiently on a character’s inner life than any writer I’ve encountered in recent memory.” —New York Times Review of Books
“Andre Dubus III has a keen and generous eye, and the great gift of bestowing dignity on even the most confused of his people.” —Tobias Wolff
“Nobody does quiet desperation better than Dubus.” —The New Yorker
“Andre Dubus III has an eye for searing detail that is unequaled so far this century”—Dallas Morning News
Videos of Andre Dubus III speaking and reading: