When: noon to 2 p.m., June 22
Location: Santa Fe Place
Shannon Azzato Stephens
This event is free and open to the public.
Collected Works Bookstore presents Anne Hillerman and Don Strel for a slide show and presentation on the re-release of Tony Hillerman's collection, The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories. This edition of the book features a forward by Anne Hillerman and a selection of photographs by Don Strel. A classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico, The Great Taos Bank Robbery is a must-read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. Of the book, New Mexico Mangazine says, "From the opening relacion about law enforcement in Taos, through succeeding commentaries on Indian encounters with Paleface, a Nigerian guest's assessment of Santa Fe, and a search for Folsom Man... It furnishes myriad moments of pleasurable insight."
Anne Hillerman, daughter of the late Southwestern novelist Tony Hillerman, has authored eight books. She is a director of the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, which she helped to establish in 2001. Don Strel is a photographer whose work has been published in numerous books and magazines. He has served as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico. Their work has been awarded the 2009 New Mexico Book Award, the 2011 Southwest Book Design and Production Award, the Best of Santa Fe Reader's Choice Awards, and first place honors from the New Mexico Federation of Press Women and the New Mexico Press Women.