The Evanston Literary Festival presents Garry Wills on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 p.m., at the Evanston Public Library.
Garry Wills has been writing about the Catholic Church (and many other things, including history and politics) for more than 50 years. He is an emeritus professor of history at Northwestern University, and has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-Fiction and for Criticism, and the National Humanities Medal. He has written more than 40 books, including "A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government" (2000),
"Why I Am a Catholic" (2002), "What Jesus Meant" (2006) and four on St. Augustine. His latest, "The Future of the Catholic Church With Pope Francis" is a lively history offered in today's context. Copies will be available for purchase and signing by the author. To guarantee a seat, please register online or by calling 847-448-8620.
Program presented as part of the Evanston Literary Festival, a joint production of Chicago Book Expo, Northwestern University’s Creative Writing Program, Bookends & Beginnings bookstore, the Evanston Public Library, and Northwestern University Press.