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Bestselling Author Pat Conroy visits Flagler

Mar 4, 2011
by Staff

Bestselling author Pat Conroy, known for novels “The Prince of Tides” and “The Great Santini,” visited the Flagler’s Writers-in-Residence Program in January, where he spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in the Flagler College Auditorium.

Conroy’s latest book, “My Reading Life,” revisits a life of passionate reading, including anecdotes from his school days, moving accounts of how reading pulled him through dark times, and lists of books that particularly influenced him at various stages of his life. Several of his novels have been made into feature films starring such Hollywood notables as Robert Duvall, Jon Voight, Nick Nolte and Barbara Streisand.

He is the recipient of a wide range of literary awards, most recently the 2010 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts, South Carolina, Lifetime Achievement Award.

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