Noted Vt. author to be special guest at library group’s annual luncheon

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Friends of the Library will host its annual Book and Author Luncheon on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Bald Peak Colony Club beginning at noon. This year’s guest author will be Vermont author, Howard Frank Mosher, who has published ten novels as well as two works of nonfiction.

Mosher was born in the Catskill Mountains in 1942, and has lived in Vermont’s fabled Northeast Kingdom since 1964. He has won many awards for his fiction, including Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, the American Civil Liberties Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Vermont Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, the New England Book Award and, most recently, the 2011 New England Independent Booksellers Association's President's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

Four of Mosher’s works have also been made into feature films by Vermont independent filmmaker, Jay Craven. Northern Borders, an idyllic depiction of childhood in Vermont, is Jay Craven’s most recent 2013 film project based off of Mosher’s 1994 novel of the same title. This summer the film is currently being viewed in theaters throughout New England. Concurrently, Mosher’s newest memoir, "The Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey," has been released. This new book chronicles his more recent three month journey of more than 20,000 miles to 100 cities during his solitary, but rollicking book tour across America.

A fall-themed menu is planned which includes a squash bisque soup appetizer followed by a maple balsamic chicken entrée, and an apple spice cake for dessert. A special vegetarian option and a sugar free dessert may be requested in advance at the time of ticket purchase.  

The tickets are available for $35 each at the Moultonborough Library and may be purchased through Monday, Sept. 16. Payment may be made by cash or check.