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Acclaimed author to read from his fiction

October 02, 2012 12:00AM

Author Kevin Brockmeier will read from his fiction at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. Brockmeier’s reading is sponsored by the PSU English Department, the PSU Distinguished Visiting Writers Series and the Student Fee Council. A reception will follow the reading.

Brockmeier is the author of the novels “The View from the Seventh Layer,” “The Brief History of the Dead,” “The Truth About Celia,” “Things That Fall from the Sky,” and two children’s novels. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, McSweeney’s, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories and Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, among other publications.

Brockmeier, who was born and raised in Little Rock, Ark., is a graduate of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School and Southwest Missouri State University. He has taught at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he earned and MFA.

Brockmeier has won three O. Henry Prizes, the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, the Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award, the Booker Worthen Literary Prize and the Porter Fund Literary Prize.

He lives in Little Rock.

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