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Author Sergio De La Pava holds reading, signing at Wittliff Collections

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
January 15, 2014

Sergio De La Pava

Sergio De La Pava

Acclaimed author Sergio De La Pava will visit Texas State University for a book reading and signing at the Wittliff Collections Jan 30 at 3:30 p.m. and at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public.

In 2008, Sergio De La Pava self-published his 700-page-debut novel A Naked Singularity to little fanfare, until an intrepid reviewer at The Quarterly Conversation snagged a copy and lit up the blogosphere with chatter that the book was “one of the best—and most original—novels of the decade.” Republished in 2012 by the University of Chicago Press, the sprawling, obsessive opus—a potboiler for literary introverts interested in whittling away at the inheritances of Dostoevsky, Melville, and Woolf—has since been profiled by the Millions, the Chicago Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. It was a finalist for the Believer magazine 2013 Book Award. His second novel, Personae, will be published later this year.

The event at is part of the Lindsey Literary Series and is sponsored by the Department of English at Texas State University, the Burdine Johnson Foundation and the Wittliff Collections.

For more information, contact Kelsey Shipman at kapliterarycenter@gmail.com.