Karl Marlantes is a native of Oregon and currently resides in Washington State. While serving in the Marine Corps, Karl Marlantes was awarded multiple medals for his actions in Vietnam, including a Navy Cross and two Purple Hearts. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Matterhorn, exploring the lives of soldiers in the Vietnam War. The New York Times said that Matterhorn is "one of the most profound and devastating novels ever to come out of Vietnam". Marlantes also consulted on the Ken Burns 10-part documentary The Vietnam War, where he reflects on his war experiences. His latest novel, Deep River, spins a historical family saga of Finnish settlers in Oregon logging country from 1893 to 1932.
6 pm reception, 7 pm talk with book signing to follow.