UMFK to host popular fiction author Doiron

FORT KENT, Maine The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host Paul Doiron, author of the famous “Mike Bowditch” mystery series, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5.  

Doiron, a New York Times bestselling author, will be a guest of the Acadian Archives acadiennes, where he will meet fans and read from his latest book “Almost Midnight.”

Since “The Poacher’s Son” was published in 2010, Doiron has added nine more adventures in the series. He remarked on the evolution of the books and its protagonist: “In the first book, Mike Bowditch is such a mess — emotionally damaged, self-sabotaging — but over the course of the subsequent novels, he takes steps to become a better man. … It’s a heroic journey.”

Doiron has written 10 novels starring Bowditch, a Maine game warden, as his central character. “The Poacher’s Son,” first in the series, garnered rave reviews from newspapers and authors alike.

Doiron is the editor-in-chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.

He is a registered Maine guide and lives on trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

For more information about this free event, call the Acadian Archives acadiennes at 834-7535.

Submitted by the Marketing and Communication Office of the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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