Reading: Inara Verzemnieks's Among the Living and the Dead

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

612-332-3192


Join us in the bookstore as Inara Verzemnieks shares her debut work of nonfiction, Among the Living and the Dead. In this melding of memoir and history, Pulitzer Prize finalist Verzemnieks traces the fate of her family from the Latvian borderlands through the lives of her grandmother and her grandmother's sister, split apart during WWII. In a starred review, Kirkus calls it "a highly polished memoir of enormous heart.”

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Inara Verzemnieks teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Iowa. She has won a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. She lives in Iowa City.