(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Prize-winning authors Nicholson Baker and Simon Winchester will appear in conversation to discuss writing and their work as part of the Music & More Series at the Historic Meeting House on Saturday, October 8, at 4:30pm. A wine and cheese reception will follow in the Meeting House Gallery. This event concludes the 25th anniversary season of the Music & More series.
Nicholson Baker is an American novelist and essayist. His fiction generally deemphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses on minute inspection of his characters’ and narrators’ streams of consciousness. Baker has written about poetry, literature, library systems, history, politics, time manipulation, youth, and sex. He has written about libraries getting rid of books and newspapers and created the American Newspaper Repository. He received a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for his nonfiction book “Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper,” and received the International Hermann Hesse Prize in 2014. Baker has also written about and edited at Wikipedia. A pacifist, he has also written about the buildup to World War II.
Simon Winchester, OBE, is a British author and journalist who lives in western Massachusetts. Through his career at the Guardian, Winchester covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate scandal. As an author, Winchester has written or contributed to more than a dozen nonfiction books, has written one novel, and his articles have appeared in several travel publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic. Pacific, Winchester’s most recent book, was published in October 2015.
Music & More is a unique multi-arts series presented in New Marlborough’s Meeting House on the Village Green. It was founded in 1991 by Harold Lewin, who passionately dedicated his uncompromising standards and deep knowledge of music to attract acclaimed performers. In its 25th season, the series continues its vital contribution to the lively musical community of the Berkshires, offering outstanding chamber music and literary events with today’s finest musicians and writers.
Call 413-229-2785 for reservations.