Purdue fiction reading with Michael Martone

September 18, 2013  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Literary Reading Series presents fiction writer Michael Martone at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 in Krannert Auditorium, Room 140.

The event, sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Michael Martone's most recent books are "Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover," "Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins," a collection of essays, and "Double-wide," his collected early stories.

He is also the author of "The Blue Guide to Indiana," published by FC2. Martone is the author of five other books of short fiction including "Seeing Eye," "Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle," "Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler's List," "Safety Patrol," and "Alive and Dead in Indiana." His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's, Esquire, Story, Antaeus, North American Review, Benzene, Epoch, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Third Coast, Shenandoah, Bomb, and other magazines.

Martone has won two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Ingram Merrill Foundation. His stories and essays have appeared and been cited in the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Stories and The Best American Essays anthologies.

He is currently a professor at the University of Alabama where he has been teaching since 1996, and he has been a faculty member of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College since 1988. 

News Service contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Rebecca McKanna, Visiting Writers Series coordinator, 319-400-9163, rmckanna@purdue.edu  

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