Tickets are now available for the next lecture in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Marion Marsh Brown Writers Lecture Series, featuring best-selling author Lee Child at Baxter Arena on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7 P.M.
The event is free and open to the public; however, guests will need to claim tickets in advance. Tickets can be claimed online at this link and at Baxter Arena’s Box Office (2425 S. 67th Street) during regular hours (Monday through Friday from 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.).
Child was fired and out of work when he hatched a harebrained scheme to write a best-selling novel, thus saving his family from ruin. “Killing Floor” went on to launch a no. 1 New York Times best-selling series that is sold in 47 languages. Forbes calls it “The Strongest Brand in Publishing.”
The series hero, Jack Reacher, besides being fictional, is a kind-hearted soul who allows Child lots of spare time for reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees. Child’s 22nd Reacher novel, “The Midnight Line,” is out now.
In addition to being a household name, Child is one of Omaha’s most popular authors as measured by Omaha Public Library circulation. His visit will be the third lecture in UNO’s Marion Marsh Brown Writers Lecture Series, which has previously brought authors John Grisham and Cheryl Strayed to Omaha.
The Marion Marsh Brown Writers Lecture Series is presented by Marion’s son Paul Brown, his wife Djel Ann, and their children, Randy, Scott, and Marietta Luellen.
Marion served as a professor of English at UNO (then Omaha University) from 1954 through 1968. She wrote more than 15 books and is best known for her young adult literature. The series celebrates her life and work by bringing a well-known author to UNO each year.
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