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APSU to host award-winning author, Nathaniel Philbrick

A National Book Award winner will visit Austin Peay State University for a reading and question-and-answer session.

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the prize-winning nonfiction book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, will read at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1 in the Gentry Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free event.

Prior to the reading, Philbrick will lead a question-and-answer session at 3:55 p.m. in Harned Hall, Room 331.
A National Book Award winner will visit Austin Peay State University for a reading and question-and-answer session.

Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the prize-winning nonfiction book, “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex,” will read at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1 in the Gentry Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free event.

Prior to the reading, Philbrick will lead a question-and-answer session at 3:55 p.m. in Harned Hall, Room 331.

Philbrick is author of “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War,” his latest book. He also wrote “Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of DiscoveryThe U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842,” winner of the 2003 Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize.

His previous book, “In the Heart of the Sea,” won the 2000 National Book Award for nonfiction and spent 40 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. “Revenge of the Whale,” an account of the Essex disaster for young readers, was named a 2003 Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book.

For more information about the reading, contact Susan Wallace at the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts by telephone at (931) 221-7031 or by e-mail at wallacess@apsu.edu. To learn more about Philbrick, visit online at www.soldiercreek.com/philbrick.cfm. -- Melony Leazer