Deschutes Public Library News
Author Garth Stein Reads At Bend Library
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 7/12/2006
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Seattle author Garth Stein for a reading and book signing at the Bend Public Library on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. This program is free and open to the public and books will be available for purchase.
Stein was born in Los Angeles and raised in Seattle. He received both his Bachelor's degree (1987) and his Master of Fine Arts degree (1990) from Columbia University in New York City. As his Master's thesis project, Stein directed a documentary entitled What's Wrong With This Building? depicts the controversy over the proposed addition to the Whitney Museum of American Art. What's Wrong With This Building? recieved awards at film festivals around the world, and was aired on the New York PBS affiliate. While in graduate school, Stein also co-produced The Lunch Date, directed by Adam Davidson, which won the Academy Award for Live Action Short in 1991.
His first novel, Raven Stole the Moon, was published by Pocket Books in both hard-cover (1998) and paperback (1999), and was translated into German and Italian. Stein’s second novel, How Even Broke His Head and Other Secrets, was published in hardcover by Soho Press in April, 2005, and paperback in 2006. It received the 2006 Northwest Booksellers Award.
After spending his childhood in Seattle, and then living in New York City for 18 years, Garth returned to Seattle in 2001, where he currently lives with his wife and two sons. For information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1032