The Friends of the Curry Public Library welcomes award-winning author Jim Lynch as keynote speaker of the grand opening of the Curry Public Library’s new Harold Haug Library Learning Center. Mr. Lynch will speak at 4:00pm on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Jim Lynch was born and raised in Olympia, Washington, on the banks of Puget Sound. He worked as a reporter for Seattle, Portland, and National newspapers before turning his hand to writing fiction. He is the author of five novels, all set in the Pacific Northwest. His work has won The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award (The Highest Tide) and the Washington State Book Award (Border Songs).

His work has been called a lyrical and insightful portrait of the Northwest environment. On reviewer said his book The Highest Tide reads “…as if Rachel Carson had turned her talents to fiction…” Whether it is the life and death struggles of the intertidal zone in The Highest Tide, the eccentric character of the Washington/Canadian border (Border Songs), or the sailing life on the Pacific coast (Before the Wind), all his works are specific reflections of life in the Pacific Northwest.

Mr. Lynch will speak about how the landscape of the Pacific Northwest has influenced his writing and about his journey as a journalist and writer. He will be available for questions and to sign copies of his work after his presentation.

This event is free and open to the public.