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Novelist Bret Anthony Johnston slated for reading, signing

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 Harvard University , will present a reading and book signing at Texas State University-San Marcos’ Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

The center is located at 508 W Center Street in Kyle. Directions are available at The event is free and open to the public.

Johnston 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.

Johnston ’s work is widely published and anthologized in places such as The Paris Review and Tin House. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers ’ Workshop, he is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. For more information on Johnston , visit

The presentation is sponsored by the Katherine Anne Porter House in conjunction with the Department of English.