Thursday, August 3, 7:00 pm
Boulder Junction Public Library
5392 Park Street, Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Larry Watson was born and grew up in North Dakota, and was educated in its public schools. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Susan Gibbons, and received his BA and MA from the University of North Dakota, his Ph.D. from the creative writing program at the University of Utah, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Ripon College.
Watson is the author of the novels As Good As Gone, Let Him Go, Montana 1948, American Boy, In A Dark Time, White Crosses, Laura, Orchard, and Sundown, Yellow Moon; the fiction collection Justice; and the chapbook of poetry Leaving Dakota. Watson’s fiction has been published in ten foreign editions, and been awarded by Milkweed Press, Friends of American Writers, Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association, Mountain and Plains Library Association, New York Public Library, Wisconsin Library Association, Critics’ Choice, and The High Plains Book Award.
Watson taught writing and literature at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for 25 years before joining the faculty at Marquette University in 2003 as a Visiting Professor. He and his wife Susan live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They have two daughters, Elly and Amy, and two grandchildren, Theodore and Abigail.