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Author Philipp Meyer to hold readings at Texas State, KAP Center

Philipp Meyer
Philipp Meyer

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
September 26, 2017

Award-winning author Philipp Meyer will hold readings and book signings at Texas State University’s Wittliff Collections on Thursday, October 12, and the Katherine Ann Porter (KAP) Literary Center on Friday, October 13.

The Wittliff signing will be at 3:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library. The KAP reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in Kyle.

Meyer is the author of the novels American Rust, winner of the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a New York Times Notable Book, and The Son, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2010, he was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 under 40” fiction writers to watch. He is a graduate of Cornell University and has a Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a James Michener Fellow.

A native of Baltimore, Meyer now lives in Texas.

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

For more information, contact Jeremy Garrett at

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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