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2014 Libraries Blom Lecture: Michael Gruber
Suzzallo Library 102

Michael GruberUniversity of Washington Libraries invites you to enjoy literary thrills at the 2014 Blom Lecture: An Evening with Michael Gruber. Gruber, author of 23 novels, including bestseller The Book of Air and Shadows, will speak, answer audience questions, and sign books. A reception will follow.

About the Speaker: Michael Gruber was born and raised in New York City. He has a B.A. in English Literature and Biology, a Master’s in Marine Biology and he served in the U. S. Army as a medic before receiving his Ph.D. in Marine Sciences for a study of octopus behavior. In 1977, Gruber worked in the White House for the Carter administration in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He then worked in the Environmental Protection Agency as a policy analyst and speechwriter. In 1986, he was promoted to the Senior Executive Service of the U.S., the highest level of the federal civil service. In 1988 he left Washington, D.C. and settled in Seattle. He has ghost-written fifteen novels for Robert K. Tanenbaum and written eight novels under his own name.

Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

The Daniel C. and Ellen L. Blom Endowed Library Fund was created to fund honoraria or other expenses for speakers on subjects of cultural interest to the Libraries. Nicole Blom Heath created this endowment in honor of her parents, Dan and Ellen Blom, as a permanent reminder of their love of books, literature and learning.

Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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