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Published January 07 2013

Louise Erdrich featured at Concordia book event

Novelist and Wahpeton, N.D., native Louise Erdrich returns to Moorhead to read from and discuss her best-selling novel, “The Round House,” on March 21.

Her appearance is part of Concordia College’s eighth annual National Book Awards celebration. Erdrich won the National Book Award for fiction in November for her recent novel, “The Round House,” the story of a 13-year-old boy trying to keep his family together and get justice after his mother is brutally attacked on a North Dakota reservation.

The event, held in the Centrum, Knutson Campus Center, also features journalist Domingo Martinez, whose memoir, “The Boy Kings of Texas,” was a finalist for the nonfiction category.

In August, Erdrich was at Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead talking about some of her 14 novels and collections of poetry as well as previewing “The Round House,” which came out in October.

The March 21 event will include both authors reading from their books as well as discussing the books and themes with host Lynn Neary, National Public Radio’s arts correspondent. Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation, will also make a presentation.

The event is free and open to the public.