SANTA FE — Anne Hillerman will be the keynote speaker at the second Annual New Mexico Writers Dinner scheduled for La Fonda Hotel on the evening of April 25.
Hillerman’s fourth novel, Cave of Bones, will be released on April 3. Hillerman will speak about her experiences carrying on the mystery series launched by her father, Tony Hillerman, and the more elevated role she gives to Tribal Police Officer Bernadette Manuelito.
The New Mexico Writers annual dinner, launched in 2017, is open to writers, editors, journalists, librarians, booksellers, and supporters of the literary arts. It is dedicated to nurturing new authors throughout New Mexico, a state steeped in vibrant literary traditions. Its mission is to encourage voices that reflect the true diversity of our state. Members, who include many well-known writers, have established a scholarship fund designed to support aspiring New Mexico authors in all their literary endeavors. Recipients may use the grants to support their work as needed, including tuition for a writing-related program or mentorship, travel, research costs, special equipment, or time to work on a project without a day job.