Author Visit Extravaganza with Lawrence Millman
Join the Haines Public Library in welcoming author, explorer and mycologist Lawrence Millman to Haines. Millman will share a reading from his latest book At the End of the World: A true Story of Murder in the Arctic on Tuesday September 19th at 6:00 PM at the Haines Library. Then on Wednesday he will lead an interpretive mushroom walk starting at Battery Point Trailhead at 1:00 PM. That evening Millman will share his multimedia presentation Traditional Uses of Fungi at the Library at 6:00 PM. Brought to you by Shorefast Editions, Babbling Book, Friends of the Library and the Haines Borough Public Library. Lawrence Millman is a writer, an explorer, a mycologist, and an ethnographer. As an explorer, he has a mountain in East Greenland named after him; as a mycologist, he discovered a fungus in 2006 that had been declared extinct; and as an ethnographer, he spent several years in the Arctic collecting Inuit folktales and published the unexpurgated versions of these folktales in A Kayak Full of Ghosts, a book that’s been in print continuously since 1988.
About Lawrence Millman
In addition to A Kayak Full of Ghosts, Millman’s 16 books include such titles as Our Like Will Not Be There Again (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction), Last Places (translated into 11 languages), An Evening Among Headhunters (“A wonderful book!” — Paul Theroux), Hero Jesse (shortlisted for a PEN/Hemingway Award), Fascinating Fungi of New England (the first guidebook to New England mushrooms), and — most recently — At the End of the World, published in January 2017 by St. Martin’s. He has also written for National Geographic, Smithsonian, Outside, Atlantic Monthly, Islands, Sports Illustrated, the Sunday Times (London), Fungi, and the Yukon News.
Millman has taught at Vermont College, University of Iceland, Harvard, University of Minnesota, and Tufts University. He has lectured on BBC Radio; he has given a translation seminar on Inuit languages at Boston University; he has been interviewed on NPR by Noah Adams and Terry Gross; he has given talks at the Explorers Club; he has given a reading of his work at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks; he has been interviewed on Channel 5 TV (Boston) about his writing; and he has been interviewed by the Labrador Inuit on their radio station. He has received a Guggenheim Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Northern Lights Award, and a Lowell Thomas Award. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.