Special to 1808Delaware

Tommy Orange is the award-winning author of New York Times bestselling novel There There. He will speak at Orange Branch Library on November 12; reserve your free seat now.

In a highly engaging “fireside chat,” author Tommy Orange will delve into his writing process, including the themes of Native American culture and history that inform his works. A thoughtful, measured speaker, Orange will share his thoughts on his craft and his experience as a debut novelist with frankness and humor. Join us at the Orange Branch Library for this free, after-hours event for the community.

Orange’s novel There There is a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans. There There was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year, and won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and the Pen/Hemingway Award. It was also longlisted for the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Orange graduated from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and was a 2014 MacDowell Fellow and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. Born and raised in Oakland, California, he is also an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

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