Novelist Grant at Community Library

Feb 25, 2013
Richard Grant

Lincolnville — Novelist Richard Grant will speak Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library, at the corner of Main Street/Route 173) and Heal Road in Lincolnville Center.

A Virginia native, Grant served as a U.S. Coast Guard officer in the 1970s before settling in Washington, D.C., where he began writing science fiction and fantasy. He published his first novel in 1985. In the autumn of 1988, he moved along with fellow novelist Liz Hand to Midcoast Maine, first to Rockport and then in 1991 to Lincolnville.

The move from Washington to Maine, Richard said, changed his attitude toward writing completely.

"Why bother making up bizarre new worlds," he said, "when you can just drive up to Belfast and take notes?"

During the 1990s, he produced a series of novels beginning with “Tex and Molly in the Afterlife,” bringing a magical-realist twist to contemporary Maine life. He also became a regular contributor to Down East magazine and, for a time, a reporter and columnist for The Camden Herald. His most recent novel, "Another Green World," a work of historical fiction, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006.

Many in Lincolnville also know Grant as the popular leader of carol singing at the annual Christmas bonfire at the beach. Refreshments will be served and there will be plenty of time for discussion. For more information, send email to fireweed@tidewater.net.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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