Lindsay Hill, Barbara Roether, & Robert Cabot Live at Arundel Books
Saturday, August 26th brings three great novelists published by McPherson & Co. to read in Seattle. Lindsay Hill, Barbara Roether, and Robert Cabot. Each will be reading and signing. Perfectly chilled refreshments will be served.
Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and graduated from Bard College. Since 1974, he has published six books of poetry, including Contango and The Empty Quarter (both from Singing Horse Press), and his work has appeared in a wide variety of literary journals. Sea of Hooks, his first novel, was published by McPherson & Company in 2013. Sea of Hooks won the 2014 PEN Center USA Fiction Award, the 2015 IPPY Gold Medal for Literary Fiction, and the 2016 Dactyl Foundation Literary Fiction Award. Lindsay works in the nonprofit sector and lives in Spokane with his wife, the painter Nita Hill. Two of his chapbooks and several broadsides were published by our own Arundel Press.
Barbara Roether is a writer and teacher who can hear the ocean from where she lives in San Francisco. Her debut novel, This Earth You’ll Come Back To, was awarded an Independent Press Award, as well as being a finalist for the Ohioana Award and the Foreword INDIE awards. She is currently completing a picaresque novel set in the wilds of the Northwest; as well as a script on the life of Raden Kartini, the early Javanese feminist. She is the author of a poetry chapbook The Middle Atlas, and recently completed a new poetry collection Saraswati’s Lament. She has lived and taught in Morocco and Indonesia. Her book reviews appear periodically in The New York Journal of Books.
A veteran of many of the campaigns of World War II, Robert Cabot fictionalized some of his experiences in his four years as a sergeant in his novel The Isle of Khería. He received degrees from Harvard College and Yale Law School, served for ten years in the Marshall Plan and foreign aid programs in Italy, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Washington, D.C., and resigned from the foreign service in protest over U.S. policy in Southeast Asia. He has since worked with intentional communities, the citizen diplomacy movement, and environmental and social change projects. He lived for many years in Italy and Greece, returning to the U.S. in a solo transatlantic sail with his thirty-foot sloop in 1976. Writing, however, is his first love. He has written several novels. The most recent, the aforementioned The Isle of Khería, was published in 2012 and received the IPPY Silver Medallion for Literary Fiction. Cabot lives on Whidbey Island, Washington, with his wife Penny.