FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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.”
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.