Meet the Authors & Bookfaire

The Friends of the Shannon Center Meet the Authors & Bookfaire

March 15, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Breakout speaker Edward Hume


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Edward Humes has written thirteen narrative nonfiction books, ranging from the true-crime bestseller Mississippi Mud to the critically acclaimed enviro-chronicle Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, to the PEN Award-winning No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court. He has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Sierra, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other newspapers and magazines, and has taught writing at the University of California, Irvine, Chapman University, and the University of Oregon’s graduate program in literary nonfiction. His latest book is the October 2013 biography, A Man and His Mountain: The Everyman Who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America’s Greatest Wine Entrepreneur.

Selected Revews

“Reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood… Reads as smoothly as a finely crafted suspense novel.” -- Chicago Tribune on Mississippi Mud

“Gripping… An important episode in the country’s ongoing struggle to reconcile faith, science, and culture. Humes’s book is a compelling account of that struggle.” -- Washington Post on Monkey Girl

“A finely etched, powerfully upsetting portrait.” -- New York Times on No Matter How Loud I Shout

“This is the same seamless, honest and also lyrical writing that earned Humes a Pulitzer Prize.” -- Los Angeles Times on Mean Justice

“Unlike most dirty books, this one is novel and fresh on every page. You will be amazed.” -- Bill McKibben, on Garbology

“Told with the drama and beauty of a novel... Humes succeeds where many would have failed because he is working out of the best American tradition of nonfiction narrative, of literary journalism, by paying homage to practitioners of the craft such as John McPhee, Joan Didion, Richard Rhodes and Tom Wolfe.” -- Los Angeles Times, on No Matter How Loud I Shout

A classic American story - a man of the people becomes one of the great visionaries and qualitative titans the wine world has ever witnessed. Very highly recommended.” -- Robert Parker, Wine Spectator, on A Man and His Mountain



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