Preview Cart Checkout

Become a Member

Join Today!

Willa Cather Foundation - Red Cloud Nebraska (NE)

Receive our Newsletter


Virtual Author Series: Chris Harding Thornton

Virtual Author Series: Chris Harding Thornton

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00pm

Spend an evening with Nebraska author Chris Harding Thornton as she reads from her debut novel, Pickard County AtlasMentioned as a new and noteworthy publication in the New York Times, Harding Thornton's 1970s noir novel makes a great summer read and book club selection. Register for the event here

About the Author

Chris Harding Thornton, a seventh-generation Nebraskan, holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a PhD from the University of Nebraska, where she has taught literature and writing classes. She has also worked as a quality assurance overseer at a condom factory, a jar-lid screwer at a plastics plant, a closer at Burger King, a record store clerk, an all-ages club manager, and a PR writer. Pickard County Atlas is her first novel.