Anisfield-Wolf award-winning author to discuss book during Baker-Nord Center event

headshot of author Kevin PowersOn Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will welcome author Kevin Powers to campus for a reading and discussion of his book, The Yellow Birds.

The Yellow Birds won the 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction. It focuses on the last weeks of friendship between 18-year-old Private Daniel Murphy and 21-year-old Private John Bartle, who makes a rash promise to Mrs. Murphy to bring her son home safely from Iraq.  Powers enlisted at the age of 17 and served as a machine gunner in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.

Powers’ discussion will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall 309.

For more information on the free event and to register, visit the event webpage.