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Open Book/Open Mind Series: Mark Kurlansky

Date: Thu, 03/23/2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Main Library - YA Room
Categories: Adult Events

The Montclair Public Library & Its Foundation Present
An Open Door to Top Writers & Thinkers

James A. Beard award winner and New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky will reveal the mysterious and sometimes tangled cultural history of Cuba in his much-anticipated new book, Havana: A Subtropical Delirium, in Montclair Public Library’s Open Book / Open Mind live discussion series. Alexis Romay, Cuban-born author of the novels “La apertura cubana” (The Cuban Opening) and “Salidas de emergencia” (Emergency Exits), will join Mark in conversation about Cuba’s rich five-century history of literature, architecture, food and a passionate populace.

Kurlansky, prolific non-fiction author of “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World,” has been praised for his ability to “deftly lead readers around the world and across cultures and centuries” (Library Journal), and fell in love with Havana when he first visited as a journalist in the 1980s. Havana is often thought of as a city of color and fun, and it is, but as Kurlansky says, “in Havana every splash of light has its dark spot.”

After the discussion, the authors will sign their books which will be available for purchase from Watchung Booksellers.

Limited number of seats by reservation. Remaining seats first come, first served. Register below or call 973-744-0500 ext 2235.

Sponsored by Susan and Thomas Dunn.


Registration is not currently available. Please check back later at a later date.

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