Award-winning author Bo Caldwell is set to headline the Los Altos Library Endowment’s 19th annual “Speaking Volumes” program, scheduled 7:30-9 p.m. April 7 via Zoom.
After her talk, titled “Why I Write,” Caldwell will answer questions submitted by audience members.
Caldwell, author of the national best-seller “The Distant Land of My Father,” her debut novel, has won numerous awards for her work. Her second novel, “City of Tranquil Light,” was also a national best-seller and among O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Ten Must-Reads for October 2010.”
Caldwell graduated from Stanford University, where she later held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a Jones Lectureship in Creative Writing. She has received a fellowship in literature from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council of Santa Clara County and the Georgia Shreve Prize in Fiction at Stanford. Her personal essays have appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine and America Magazine, and her short stories have been included in the literary journals Story, Ploughshares and Epoch.
Past “Speaking Volumes” programs have featured Pulitzer Prize winners, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner, doctors and adventurers.