Caitlin Horrocks reading, Monday, February 6
Acclaimed Writer Caitlin Horrocks will read at 7:30 P.M. on Monday, February 6, in The Cadillac Room of NMU's University Center. This is Not Your City, the book from which Horrocks will read, was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and one of the best 100 books of 2011 by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories 2011, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, The Pushcart Prize XXXV, and elsewhere. She has won awards including the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review, a Glenna Luschei Award, a Bread Loaf Writers Conference Fellowship, scholarships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, and seven Pushcart Prize nominations. She was formerly the 2006-2007 Theresa A. Wilhoit Fellow at Arizona State University. Currently, she is an assistant professor of writing at Grand Valley State University and a fiction editor at West Branch. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ruth Franklin, from The New Republic, has this to say about Horrocks’ book: The best collection of short fiction I’ve read in years. . . . [These] stories, many of which take place in frozen climates—from Finland to Michigan . . . have the slightly muffled quality of a landscape beneath snow: Their emotional payoff comes gradually. I was moved to tears more than once reading this collection."
Sponsored by MFA and MA programs in creative writing in NMU’s English Department, Passages North, and Sigma Tau Delta, this program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 906-227-1386.