Lanier Library Brown Bag to feature Tryon novelist Cudlip

Published 6:49 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tryon novelist David Cudlip will speak at a Lanier Library Brown Bag Lunch program Tuesday, Feb. 21 at noon. (photo courtesy of the author)

Tryon novelist David Cudlip will speak about his work on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at noon at the Lanier Library. The program is free and everyone is welcome.

A native of Michigan, David Cudlip earned B.A. and M.B.A. degrees at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire before doing military service with the U.S. Army. He had a career in banking, finance and the airline industry, and also served on special assignment to the White House, before turning his hand to writing novels. He and his wife, Georgia Lee Berkley, moved to Tryon in 2001.
In describing how he works, Cudlip said, “A latecomer to the business, and fun, of writing, I learn things about it every day. Short of lying down on a couch, with a therapist seated nearby, I know of no other way one can travel inside the mind, choosing the journey and its route. And there’s this: Where else can you be writer, director and nowadays, the producer?”
Cudlip took the unusual step of updating his earlier novel, “Comprador,” in light of current conditions in the financial world and publishing a revised edition in 2011. The setting is Washington, D.C., where the protagonist, Rushton Culhane, “a comprador nonpareil,” attempts to right the financial tailspin. This and his other novels, the legal drama “A Moveable Verdict” and “Gun of God,” which explores the world of gene therapy and “synthetic biology,” are available in paperback and ebook editions.
This program, which is part of the Lanier Library’s Brown Bag Lunch series, is free and everyone is welcome to bring their own lunch if they wish to do so. Coffee will be available.
– article submitted
by Virginia Lisella

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