Jackson Memorial Library will cap its St. George Literary Series 2013 by hosting award-winning author Andre Dubus III Wednesday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ocean View Grange, Route 131 three miles south of Tenants Harbor. The event is free and open to the public.

Dubus grew up in mill towns on the Merrimack River along the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border. He comes from a large literary family including his father Andre Dubus, the late short story master. His own writing career began at age 22, just a few months after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dubus is the author of a collection of short fiction, “The Cage Keeper and Other Stories”; and the novels “Bluesman,” “House of Sand and Fog” and “The Garden of Last Days,” a New York Times bestseller.

His memoir, “Townie,” published in 2011, is now available in paperback. A No. 4 New York Times bestseller, it is a New York Times Editors' Choice and was listed on many Top Ten Non-Fiction Book lists of 2011 including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Esquire magazine. “Townie” also received the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

An Academy Award-nominated motion picture and published in 20 languages, “House of Sand and Fog” was a fiction finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Booksense Book of the Year and was an Oprah Book Club Selection and No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for fiction and the Pushcart Prize; and was a Finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters. A member of PEN American Center, he has served as a panelist for the National Book Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and has taught writing at Harvard University, Tufts University, Emerson College and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he is a full-time faculty member. His new book, “Dirty Love,” is due out this fall.

For more information, call 372-8961 or visit JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.