By Marc Speir
University News Service
October 17, 2007
Bret Anthony Johnston (Photo by Diani)
Bret Anthony Johnston, author and director of creative writing at
, will present a reading and book signing at Texas State University-San Marcos’
on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The center is located at
508 W Center Street
in Kyle. Directions are available at http://www.english.txstate.edu/kap/. The event is free and open to the public.
is winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Debut Fiction Award and author of the internationally acclaimed Corpus Christi: Stories. The novel won both The Irish Times and The Independent of London Book of the Year Awards.
In 2006, he received a National Book Award for emerging writers, the Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and was named one of the “The Next Generation of Literary Lions” by People magazine.
’s work is widely published and anthologized in places such as The Paris Review and Tin House. A graduate of the
’ Workshop, he is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. For more information on
, visit www.bretanthonyjohnston.com.
The presentation is sponsored by the Katherine Anne Porter House in conjunction with the Department of English.