The Los Angeles Times has described Howard Frank Mosher as “a combination of Ernest Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau, and Jim Harrison.” He is the author of nine novels, including The Fall of the Year and Disappearances, and one work of nonfiction, North Country, a travel memoir. Much of his fiction takes place in the mid-20th century, and all of it is set in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, a region loosely defined by the three counties in the northeastern corner of the state (Essex, Orleans, and Caledonia). His characters are often quirky, reflecting the distinctive peculiarities of the region’s taciturn residents.
Three of his novels were adapted into feature films: A Stranger in the Kingdom, which starred Martin Sheen and Ernie Hudson; Disappearances, which starred Kris Kristofferson and Billy Connolly, and Where the Rivers Flow North, which starred Rip Torn and Michael J. Fox. Mosher will be in Riverrun bookstore to sign copies of the book on Thursday, August 23rd.
Mosher has received a Guggenheim fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the American Civil Liberties Union Award for Excellence in the Arts, and the New England Book Award.
Mosher taught English at Orleans High and Lake Region during his early years. Mosher lives with his wife, Phillis, in Irasburg, Vermont.
The book signing begins at 7:00 PM on August 23rd at Riverrun bookstore, located at 20 Congress Street, Portsmouth NH 03801. For more information on the event, call (603) 431-2100.