Tracy Daugherty presents Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller

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For Immediate Release:
October 20, 2011
Contact: Lorenzo Butler
816.701.3669
Tracy Daugherty presents Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller

p>To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Catch-22, author Tracy Daugherty, distinguished professor of English and creative writing at Oregon State University, presents Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller, on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, and a military veteran whose experiences flying missions over France during World War II would become the inspiration for an American anti-war classic. When he passed away in 1999, Heller left behind a body of work, including the novels Something Happened and Good as Gold, that remain in print.

Just One Catch is the first major biography of Yossarian's creator, written with full cooperation from Heller's estate.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the presentation. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.

Major funding for programs at the Kansas City Public Library is provided by a generous grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.