Michigan authors at Saline District Library
Michigan can boast a number of popular authors, who write in a variety of genres set in Michigan as well as more exotic locales. The list includes Charles Baxter, Loren Estleman, Jim Harrison, Craig Holden, Laura Kasischke, Elmore Leonard, Thomas Lynch, and a host of others. Steve Hamilton and Joseph Heywood both write popular mystery series set in the Upper Peninsula, with a new title by Hamilton just out (Die a Stranger). Bonnie Campbell (American Salvage: Stories) is another author with a recent book (Once Upon a River), and Jaimy Gordon, a teacher in the Western Michigan University MFA/Creative Writing program, won a 2010 National Book Award for Lord of Misrule: A Novel, a year in the life of people involved in small-town horse racing.
Another Michigan author that you might like to add to your reading list is D.E. Johnson, author of historical mysteries set in Detroit. The Detroit Electric Scheme (2010), set in 1910, starts with a body found in the hydraulic press of an electric automobile factory, a story continued in Motor City Shakedown (2011). A third volume, Detroit Breakdown, was released this month. If you’d like to learn more about Mr. Johnson’s research and writing, he’s scheduled to do a presentation at Saline District Library at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 30. Join us for a fascinating look at Detroit history in the early 20th century. Registration is requested. Email email@example.com or call (734) 429-5450 to register. The library is located at 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline.