Celebrated Author Brian Evenson to Give Reading at Bard College, Monday, November 9
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Monday, November 9, Brian Evenson—the celebrated and controversial author of Altmann’s Tongue, The Wavering Knife, The Open Curtain, Last Days, Windeye, and other books—will read from his work at Bard College. “There is not a more intense, prolific, or apocalyptic writer of fiction in America than Brian Evenson,” says writer George Saunders. Evenson will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, presented as part of Morrow’s Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series, takes place at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema at the Bertelsmann Campus Center and will be followed by a Q&A. It is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.
A translator and literary theorist, Brian Evenson is best known as the author of a dozen books that explore the horror genre through a sophisticated literary lens, frequently drawing on his personal history with the Mormon church. Both Windeye and the novel Immobility were finalists for the Shirley Jackson Award. His novel Last Days won the American Library Association's award for best horror novel. The Open Curtain was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an International Horror Guild Award, and The Wavering Knife won the IHG Award for best story collection.
For more information about this event or to be placed on the Innovative Contemporary Fiction Reading Series e-mail list, call 845-758-7054 or e-mail [email protected].
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