CUSHING — Author James L. Nelson, writer of Viking novels, returns to the Cushing Public Library with a presentation on Norsemen in Ireland, Sunday, October 6, at 2 p.m.
Nelson’s writing is based on intensive research and his own maritime experience. His Cushing presentation last year on women pirates revealed relatively unknown aspects of piracy and demolished some commonly accepted myths, according to the Library.
The Viking experience has been considerably reinterpreted in recent years, and this talk is timed to anticipate Leif Erickson Day on October 9.
Nelson is a native of Lewiston with a life-long love of boats, including a term of sailing abroad the Golden Hinde. Since completing his first novel, By Force of Arms in 1992, he has written both fiction and historical works on Vikings and American naval history.
He is a recipient of the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction and the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature.
The event is free and open to the public.