2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Gilbert King to Speak

The Sarasota Authors Connection, the Historical Society of Sarasota County, and the Friends of Selby Public Library will host an author talk/book signing by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King on Monday, February 24, 5:45 p.m., at the Selby Library, 1331 First St., Sarasota.

Devil in the Grove by Gilbert KingMr. King won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for his second book, Devil in the Grove, an account of the infamous 1949 “Groveland Boys” case in Groveland, Florida.

“Mr. King has an amazing story to tell about this book, a story every author should hear,” says Sarasota Authors Connection member Liz Coursen. “When I learned he was coming to Sarasota in February, I decided we should host an event for him, and he was kind enough to say yes to the invitation.”

Liz asked the Friends of the Selby Public Library and the Historical Society of Sarasota County to be co-hosts for the program. “It is a natural fit. It’s Florida history, it’s books, it’s the Pulitzer Prize going to a very nice, very hard-working author. Plus, former Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall plays a pivotal role in Devil in the Grove, and right now the Florida Studio Theatre is offering the one-man play Thurgood as part of its winter repertoire—it’s perfect! This will be a community effort and we will have a great event!”

For more information, contact Liz Coursen at 941-706-2463 or lizinsarasota@yahoo.com

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