Peter Matthiessen Returns for KWLS 2009

Peter Matthiessen Returns for KWLS 2009

We are delighted to announce the addition of Peter Matthiessen to Session One of our 2009 Key West Literary Seminar: HISTORICAL FICTION and The Search for Truth. Matthiessen is the author of more than twenty-five books of fiction and nonfiction, including At Play in the Fields of the Lord, which was made into a major motion picture in 1991, and The Snow Leopard, which won the National Book Award in 1979. His new book, Shadow Country, is a revision of his acclaimed trilogy about the legendary life and death of Floridian Edgar J. Watson, originally published separately as the novels Killing Mr. Watson, Lost Man’s River and Bone by Bone. As a young man in the 1950s, Matthiessen co-founded The Paris Review, worked as a commercial fisherman off Montauk, NY, and, it was recently revealed, served in the CIA. He is no stranger to South Florida, nor to our stage, having previously appeared at the Seminar in 2006, 2002, 1999, and 1991. You can find Matthiessen’s author page here, with biography, bibliography, and links to interviews, reviews, and features from around the Web.

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