Lisa Alther

on "Bedrock"
Oct 06, 1990  -  West-Indisch Huis, Herenmarkt 99, Amsterdam


Author Lisa Alther visited the John Adams Institute on October 30th, 1990. She spoke about her then newly translated novel Bedrock (published in Dutch as Een vrouw van vlees en bloed). The evening was moderated by Dutch writer Hannes Meinkema.

From her own page: Lise Alther was born in 1944 in Kingsport, Tennessee and graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in English literature in 1966. She taught Southern literature at St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont, and at East Tennessee State University, where she was awarded the Basler Chair. She currently divides her time among Tennessee, Vermont, and New York City. Alther is the author of six novels — Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, Five Minutes in Heaven and Washed In The Blood as well as a memoir (Kinfolks), a narrative history on the Hatfield-McCoy feud (Blood Feud) and a short story collection (Stormy Weather And Other Stories). Alther’s reviews and articles have appeared in many periodicals, including the New York Times, Art and Antiques, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, San Francsico Chronicle, Natural History, New Society and the Guardian. Read the rest of her bio here.


Moderator: Hannes Meinkema

In collaboration with: Uitgeverij Contact, van Ditmar Boekenimport, Penguin Books, Sonesta Hotel Amsterdan, de Bijenkorf