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Novelist Nicola Griffith reads from 'Hild' Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Novelist Nicola Griffith reads from 'Hild'
Event typeAuthor Readings/Lectures
WhereCentral Library
Room LocationLevel 1 - Microsoft Auditorium
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryNicola Griffith will read from "Hild," her new historical novel about the life of St. Hilda of Whitby.
DescriptionSeventh-century Britain comes to life through a young girl’s rise to prominence in a time of political foment and change. Hild is the king’s niece and she becomes his seer, charting the course of history as people begin to trust in her ability to see into the future.

"The novel resonates to many of the same chords as Beowulf, the legends of King Arthur, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones -- to the extent that Hild begins to feel like the classic on which those books are based." - Neal Stephenson

"What a fabulous book! Hild has all the joys of historical fiction -- transportation into a strange, finely detailed world -- along with complex characters and a beautiful evocation of the natural world.” - Karen Joy Fowler

Seattle author Nicola Griffith, originally of Yorkshire, England, has received several awards for her writing that include the Nebula, Lambda and James Tiptree, Jr. Awards. Her previous works include "Ammonite," "Slow River" and the Aud Torvingen crime novels.
View in Catalog"Hild" by Nicola Griffith
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Parking in the Central Library garage is available for $5 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with University Book Store. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Recorded for PodcastThis event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info*Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
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