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Local author to offer Heginbotham Lecture at Concordia

The Department of English and Modern Language of Concordia University, St. Paul, presents the Heginbotham Literacy Lecture Series, featuring award-winning Minnesota author Louise Erdrich, January 30, at 7 p.m., in the Buetow Auditorium.
Erdrich, a highly regarded author for nearly 30 years, recently was awarded the 2012 National Book Award for her latest novel The Round House, about a boy’s quest to avenge his mother’s rape.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestseller, Erdrich is the owner of the independent bookstore Birchbark Books ( in Minneapolis.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
The Heginbotham Literary Lecture Series is supported by private donors who established an endowment to honor Dr. Eleanor Heginbotham and her record of teaching and scholarship at Concordia University, as well as her many contributions to the literary community in the Twin Cities. Heginbotham is a professor emeritus of English and Modern Languages, an award-winning Emily Dickinson expert, and a Senior Fulbright Scholar who served at Concordia for 10 years until her retirement in 2004.
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