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Visiting Writers Series brings author Whitney Terrell to PSU

November 19, 2013 9:15AM

Author Whitney Terrell will read from his fiction at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Governors Room of the Overman Student Center on the Pittsburg State University campus. The event, part of PSU’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, is free and open to the public.

Whitney Terrell publicity photoTerrell is the author of “The Huntsman,” a New York Times notable book, and “The King of Kings County,” which was selected as a best book of 2005 by The Christian Science Monitor.

Terrell was the Hodder Fellow in fiction at Princeton University for 2008-2009 and was named one of 20 "writers to watch" under 40 by members of the National Book Critics Circle. He has written about the war in Iraq for The Washington Post, Slate and National Public Radio and his nonfiction has additionally appeared in The New York Times and Harper’s.

Terrell teaches creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he is the New Letters Distinguished Writer in Residence. His third novel, “The Good Lieutenant,” is under contract at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 

The Distinguished Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the PSU Department of English.

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