Novelist Dennis Lehane Visits on Jan. 13

December 10, 2008

Saint Leo University is pleased to announce that author Dennis Lehane will speak at our main campus from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the Student Community Center.

The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Department of English, Fine Arts and Humanities.

Lehane is a critically acclaimed novelist best-known for his 2001 book "Mystic River," a tragedy concerning three men who were affected in different ways by a childhood trauma. The story was made into a successful movie directed by Clint Eastwood.

Recently Lehane has published a sweeping historical novel, "The Given Day." The story is set in Lehane’s native Boston. The events of "The Given Day" take place in 1919, when the turbulent end of World War I, a policemen’s strike, economic ills, racial injustice and a variety of other social problems gripped the city. The novel has received stunning reviews, and is available now, in time for the holiday bookselling season.

Saint Leo’s main campus is located at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). Parking is available on campus.