Author, journalist Burger to speak at Lanier Library Nov. 15

Published 7:13 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The well-known South Carolina journalist and author Ken Burger will speak at the Lanier Library on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at noon. The program is free and everyone is welcome.

For more than 40 years Ken Burger reported on sports, business and life in the Palmetto state. As a sports writer for the Charleston Post and Courier he received numerous awards and was three times named one of the nation’s best sports writers. He was also named South Carolina Journalist of the Year in 1996. He continued writing his very popular “Metro” column until his retirement from journalism earlier this year.

While still a newspaper man, he began a new career as a fiction writer and published his first novel, “Swallow Savannah” in 2008.

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His second novel, “Sister Santee,” was published in 2010, and both were named among the best Southern fiction by the Independent Publishers Association.

By popular demand, he also published a collection of his sports columns under the title “Life Through the Earholes of Our Youth,” which has now become a collector’s item.

The program is part of the Lanier Library’s Brown Bag Lunch series, which is held on the third Tuesday of the month. Audiences are encouraged to bring a bag lunch, if they wish to do so. The program is free to both members and non-members of the library and coffee is provided.

– article submitted by Frances Flynn