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Malden Library comes alive with creative minds

John Garp Harrison and Kim Nagy. (Courtesy Photo)

MALDEN — Kim Nagy and John Garp Harrison present a talk on the new book “Dead in Good Company: A Celebration of Mount Auburn Cemetery” at the Malden Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m.

An impressive group of authors and notables has come together in the book to celebrate Mount Auburn Cemetery, America’s first garden cemetery, in essays, poems and photographs of the cemetery’s wildlife. They include Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz; historical novelist William Martin; former Mayor of Boston and Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn; author and well-known television reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan; Pulitzer Prize winner Megan Marshall; true-crime writer Kate Flora; mystery author Katherine Hall Page; medical-thriller author Gary Goshgarian (Gary Braver); broadcasting legend Upton Bell; internationally recognized ornithologist, author and illustrator David Sibley; drama critic Peter Filichia; screenwriter and author Chris Keane; Mass Audubon’s Wayne Petersen; Talkin’ Birds radio show host Ray Brown; founder of Project Coyote Camilla Fox; Director of the World Bird Sanctuary Jeff Meshach; senior scientist for wildlife at the Humane Society of the United States John Hadidian; historian Dee Morris; and Boston Globe sports writer and television commentator Dan Shaughnessy.

Harrison graduated from Bentley University and then served in the U.S. Navy with the Navy Security Group, stationed at NAVCOMMSTA Sidi Yahia, Morocco. Returning to civilian life, he founded Epilog Enterprises, a book distribution company, in 1975. He is currently the president and works with his founding partners, Arthur and Corinne Kinsman.  His passion for nature ultimately led to the idea for this book.  His photographs have been published by Mass Audubon, the Humane Society of the United States, and Project Coyote in California, and have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. He lectures on nature and wildlife at elementary schools and to senior citizen groups. Additionally, he initiated and has authored the Medford Wildlife Watch blog for The Medford Transcript newspaper since 2009.

Nagy has made the natural world both her profession and her hobby.  She is an avid wildlife and nature photographer, and travels widely in pursuit of her craft. She works as a regional sales manager in the natural foods industry, and travels extensively throughout the East Coast and the Midwest. She graduated from Boston College, and holds the Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache from the Goethe Institut in Munich, Germany. She won Best in Show in the October 2017 Mystic River Photo Contest, and her photos have appeared in National Geographic’s Daily Dozen, BirdWatching, several publications of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, The Marco Review, and others.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/DeadInGoodCompany

The program is free and open to all.  Malden Public Library is at 36 Salem St.  For additional information, call 781-324-0218.

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