Jane Hamilton, author of "A Map of the World," "The Book of Ruth" and "Laura Rider's Masterpiece," is this year's featured speaker at Catawba College's Brady Author's Symposium.
Hamilton will speak at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Salisbury college's Robertson College-Community Center. For tickets, call 704-637-4393. They're $20 for the lecture, $20 for a 12:15 p.m. luncheon and $10 for a writing question-and-answer session at 2 p.m.
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Hamilton's first novel, "The Book of Ruth," won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel. Both that novel and her second, "A Map of the World," were Oprah's Book Club selections.