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Jim Lynch at the Les Bailey Writers Series – St. Martin’s University

October 4, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Call of the Wild: How Western Washington’s Natural Wonderland Inspires My Writing

The Les Bailey Writers Series returns for its fourth installment at Saint Martin’s University on Oct. 4, with a presentation from internationally-acclaimed novelist Jim Lynch, who will read from his work and provide commentary on his writings.

The Seattle Times has said Jim Lynch “observes like a journalist and writes like a poet.”

He is the author of four novels set in Western Washington with his latest creation, “Before the Wind,” released last year. The New York Times reviewer Janet Maslin picked his novel “Truth Like the Sun” as one of her 10 favorite books of 2012. That novel was also a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Prize, given to the best literary crime fiction in North America. Lynch’s first novel “The Highest Tide” (2005) won the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award, was performed on stage in Seattle, and became an international bestseller after it was featured on England’s “Richard and Judy” television show. His second novel, “Border Songs” (2009), was also adapted to the stage and won the Washington State Book Award as well as the Indies Choice Honor Book Award.

The event is free and the public is invited to attend.


Saint Martin’s University – Kevin Hyde, Media Relations Manager


Saint Martin’s University – Norman Worthington Conference Center
5300 Pacific Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503 United States
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