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Join us at the Cannon Beach Library for our NW Authors Series. Oregon Book Award-winning author and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Jon Raymond will discuss his works. His latest book, Denial, is nominated for a 2023 Oregon Book Award. Reviewers have called it deeply humane, exquisitely descriptive, and enthralling. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.
Jon Raymond is the author of the books The Half-Life (a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of 2004), Livability (a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and winner of the Oregon Book Award, 2009), Rain Dragon (2012), Freebird (an Indie Next Great Reads selection, 2017), and Denial (a New York Time’s Book Review Editor’s Choice, 2022) . He also published a collection of art writing called The Community: Writings About Art In and Around Portland, 1997 – 2016. He’s collaborated on six screenplays with the director Kelly Reichardt, including Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, First Cow, and Showing Up, numerous of which were based on his fiction, and on the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce with Todd Haynes. He was editor of Plazm Magazine, an Associate and Contributing Editor at Tin House Magazine, and served on the Board of Directors of Literary Arts. His writing has appeared in Zoetrope, Tin House, Artforum, Bookforum, and many other places. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his partner, the writer Emily Chenoweth, and their kids, Eliza and Josephine.
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