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We are very happy to announce that visiting author Laird Hunt will be reading from his most recent work at the Eck Center Auditorium on November 20th, 2013 at 7:30 pm. The reading is free and open to the public.

Laird Hunt Kind One Cover
Hunt’s most recently published novel, Kind One, has been lauded for its ability to “consign existential dread into the service of narratives that read the way blindfolded roller-coaster rides might feel” (Shelf Awareness). The novel follows the decay of an antebellum, slaveholding family over multiple generations, painting a microcosmic portrait of the violence and pain caused during that historic period of American life while also displaying its effects on later generations.

Hunt is the award-winning author of a book of short stories, mock parables and histories, The Paris Stories (2000), originally from Smokeproof Press, though now re-released by Marick Press, and five novels from Coffee House Press: The Impossibly (2001), Indiana, Indiana (2003), The Exquisite (2006) Ray of the Star (2009) and Kind One (2012), which was a finalist for both the 2013 Pen/Faulkner award and the 2013 Pen USA Literary Award in Fiction and the winner of a 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. His writings, reviews and translations have appeared in the United States and abroad in, among other places, the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalMcSweeney’sPloughsharesBombBookforum, Grand Street, The BelieverFenceConjunctions, BrickMentor, Inculte, and Zoum Zoum. Currently on faculty in the University of Denver’s Creative Writing Program, where he edits the Denver Quarterly, he has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and was in residence at Marfa (Lannan Foundation) this past summer.

Hope to see you there,
Dev ’15


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