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JUNEAU - Alaskan author Dan O'Neill will be in Juneau this week, giving a presentation on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the downtown library
O'Neill will talk about his life in Alaska and his New York Times Award-winning book, "A Land Gone Lonesome: an Inland Voyage along the Yukon River."
O'Neill has run dog teams, worked construction, built log cabins, and experienced Alaska since 1975. He was a research associate at the University of Alaska's Oral History Program where he produced television and award-winning radio documentaries for public broadcasting. For four years, he wrote a column in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. His books have won several awards and after the release of "Firecracker Boys" he was named Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society. He is also well-known for his book on the Bering land bridge, "The Last Giant of Beringia."
For more information on O'Neill visit firecrackerboys.com. For details on his presentation, call the library at 586-0434.