Maximilian Werner will be reading from and signing his his new novel, Crooked Creek. The majority of the novel takes place in Heber Valley, Utah and spans the end of the 19th century. Historical accounts of the unseemly side of history are scarce, so where his research couldn't take him, Werner relied on his imagination, and his understanding of human nature to flesh out much of the novel.
Published by Utah’s own Torrey House Press, Crooked Creek uses renowned landscape photographer and Torrey resident Guy Tal for its cover art. Torrey House Press and donates two percent of each book's cover price to environmental organizations in the West.
“Maximilian Werner is a fresh and grounded writer, a welcome and original new voice.” — Thomas McGuane
Werner is also the author of Black River Dreams, a collection of literary fly fishing essays that won the 2008 Utah Arts Council's Original Writing Competition for Nonfiction: Book. He lives in Salt Lake City and teaches writing at the University of Utah.