Pulitzer Prize finalist author to visit EVPL




June 17, 2015 – Evansville, IN – Michael Shelden, Pulitzer finalist author and national winner of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award in 2014, will visit North Park Branch Library on Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 pm.  Shelden will discuss the research and writing of his book Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill.


In Young Titan, Shelden gives readers the never-before-told account of Churchill’s ambitious romantic pursuits, his outmaneuvering of rival political giants, and the fatal mistakes that would sideline him for years.  This is the first biography that focuses on Churchill in the years between 1901 and 1915 that both nearly undid him but also forged the character that would later triumph in the Second World War.


Shelden is the author of five biographies, including the best-selling Mark Twain: Man In White, chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by Library Journal and Christian Science Monitor, andOrwell: The Authorized Biography, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.


A book signing will follow the presentation, and books will be available for purchase at the event.


This author visit, free to the public, is made possible by a grant from Indiana Humanities with the support of The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.


The previously mentioned books, available in a variety of formats, can be checked out from the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library by searching the catalog at www.evpl.org.  For more information, call (812) 428-8237.