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An Evening With Charles Johnson

  • Evanston Public Library 1703 Orrington Avenue Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

We're thrilled to welcome National Book Award winner (and Evanston native) Charles Johnston for this rare local appearance in celebration of his latest book Night Hawks. This masterful story collection, thirteen years in the making, showcases the incredible range and resonant voice of this American treasure.

Charles Johnson is a novelist, essayist, literary scholar, philosopher, cartoonist, screenwriter, and professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle. A MacArthur fellow, his fiction includes Night HawksDr. King’s RefrigeratorDreamerFaith and the Good Thing, and Middle Passage, for which he won the National Book Award. In 2002 he received the Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Seattle.