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Writer and Commentator Nick Hayes to Give Public Reading

Nick Hayes, professor, writer and commentator for the media, will give a public reading from his latest book, “And One Fine Morning,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in room 123 of the Humanities Building on the campus of Augustana College. A book signing and opportunity to chat with Hayes will follow.

The book is a memoir of Hayes' father, Mark Hayes, an award-winning architect and artist. In the prime of his life in 1954, a series of heart attacks and strokes "would cut him down, cost him his left leg, impair his speech and cripple his gift for painting and drawing," Nick Hayes wrote. Two years later, one last heart attack killed Mark Hayes.

A frequent guest on television and radio, Hayes’ work has been published in newspapers, magazines and journals throughout the U.S. He has been the recipient of awards and grants from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Program. In 1991 he received an Emmy for his work on TPT’s "Television and Democracy in Russia." His latest book, "And One Fine Morning," chronicles his famous architect father as well as growing up Irish in Minneapolis, Minn.

Today, Hayes serves as a professor of history and holds the University Chair in Critical Thinking at Saint John’s University.

The program is sponsored by Augustana College's Department of English and Journalism. For further information, contact Dr Patrick Hicks, 605.274.5434