Author Howard Norman

Aug 7, 2013

Wed, Aug 7 Noon and 7 PM  Howard Norman is the author of such  acclaimed novels as “The Bird Artist” and “The Northern Lights,” both which were National Book Award finalists.

His latest book – “I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place” – is a memoir. It explores significant events in his life that took place in the Midwest, Canada, Washington, DC and here in Vermont. The New York Times says it “is a memoir that makes its own quietly dazzling little universe.” In it, the East Calais author writes about events like the death of a swan, being threatened by an Inuit shaman or the suicide of a poet in his Washington home that have affected his life and shaped his writing.

Click here for a full list of Howard Norman’s books.

Also on the program, architect William McDonough is a leader in sustainable development. He has co-authored two books on the subject – “Cradle to Cradle” and “The Upcycle.” The 1973 Dartmouth grad speaks at his alma mater this week and shares his thoughts on how companies can implement these principles.

Plus, on the final day of Ramadan, Sanela Oric of Winooski discusses the significance of the observance and offers some personal reflections. The Islamic Society of Vermont is holding public prayers in Burlington Thursday evening to mark the end of Ramadan.