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Author Kevin Brockmeier to hold readings at Wittliff, KAP House

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
August 20, 2012

Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier (Photo by Benjamin Krain)

The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos will host a readings and book signings from award-winning author Kevin Brockmeier Sept. 6-7.

Brockmeier will speak and sign copies of his books at the Wittliff Collections located on the seventh floor of Alkek Library on the Texas State campus 3:30 p.m. Sept. 6. He will also give a reading and book signing at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7. The events are free and open to the public.

Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead and The Truth About Celia; the children's novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery, and the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. He has published stories in The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney's, Zoetrope, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and the O. Henry: Prize Stories anthology. He has received the Borders Original Voices Award, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, an Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award, a James Michener-Paul Engle Fellowship, three O. Henry Awards, the PEN USA Award and an NEA Grant.

The event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation, the Wittliff Collections, and the Texas State University Department of English. Books will be available during and after the event through the University Bookstore and Barnes and Noble.

For more information, contact Katie Angermeier at or visit