LISTEN: Summer reading recs from Alaska authors

Heather Lende signs her book inside The Bookstore in Haines. (The Bookstore)

What’s on your summer reading list? How many of the books are by Alaska authors? Our state has dozens of accomplished and prolific writers and publishers covering a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, science and other genres. Who are your favorite homegrown authors and what are you looking forward to reading over the coming months? 

HOST: Lori Townsend




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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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