Author Anne Hillerman will speak about her latest book “Cave of Bones” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Fuller Lodge. Her talk is presented by the Los Alamos County Library System as a special event to kick off the Summer Reading program at the libraries. Summer Reading for all ages begins June 4. The talk is free and open to the public.
Hillerman follows in her famous father Tony Hillerman’s footsteps by writing mysteries set in the Four Corners region.The four books she has written to date feature two of Tony’s characters, Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Now Hillerman has set her own path by bringing in a new crime solver, Bernadette Manuelito. Bernadette was a minor character in Tony’s books, but has risen to the forefront in Hillerman’s books.Hillerman is also the author of Santa Fe Flavors, Done in the Sun, Gardens of Santa Fe and Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn (with husband/photographer Don Strel.) In collaboration with St. Martin’s Press, she established The Tony Hillerman Prize for best first mystery novel set in the Southwest. She lives and works in Santa Fe with frequent trips to the Four Corners region.
Hillerman belongs to many writers’ organizations and serves on the board of Western Writers of America. In 2015, she was deeply honored to be invited by the University of New Mexico to present the annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest, Hillerman said. She is a frequent presenter at the Tucson Festival of the Book and represented New Mexico at the National Book Festival hosted by the Library of Congress. Hillerman has supported many other writers through her WordHarvest workshops and through her active role in the New Mexico Presswomen.
Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries and the Los Alamos County Library System support the Authors Speak series and many other library programs. For more information about the Library, call 505.662.8250 or visit the Library page on the Los Alamos County website at www.losalamosnm.us