On tour with his latest novel, Little Faith, Nickolas Butler beautifully shares a Wisconsin family grappling with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the limitations of a radical church. In this open author chat, Butler will share from his new book, as well as talk about the writing life - how to get published, agents and editors, and how to hone your craft!
Nickolas Butler was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. He is the author of the internationally-best selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs, a collection of short stories entitled, Beneath the Bonfire, and The Hearts of Men which has already been longlisted for two of France's top literary awards. He is the winner of France's prestigious PAGE Prix America, the 2014 Great Lakes Great Reads Award, the 2014 Midwest Independent Booksellers Award, the 2015 Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award, the 2015 UW-Whitewater Chancellor's Regional Literary Award, and has been long-listed for the 2014 Flaherty Dunnan Award for First Novel and short-listed for France's FNAC Prix.
This event is part of National Library Week, which celebrates the variety of ways that libraries contribute to the social, cultural, and economic health of their communities.