Michigan author Jaimy Gordon has won the National Book Award for 2010 with Lord of Misrule, and WNBA’s Detroit Chapter is co-sponsoring an event for Ms. Gordon at Redford Township Library Sun., Dec. 5. from 3:00 – 4:30 pm.
“With marvelous poetic authority, Jaimy Gordon takes us deep into the underbelly of the racetrack. There are no roses or mint juleps here. This is the down-and-dirty world of claiming races, and everything is hazed with the gritty patina of desperation. Through her considerable gifts, Gordon fully inhabits this seldom-seen world of trainers, dreamers, gamblers, and grifters. At turns comic, heartbreaking, and lyrical, Lord of Misrule is a brilliant achievement.”–Don Lee, author of Wrack and Ruin
Jaimy Gordon currently resides in Kalamazoo, Mi where she teaches creative writing at Western Michigan University. Read more about the winning author and her book at www.nationalbook.org