Benjamin Percy to Read at University Feb 16

Thursday, February 16 2012 at 7:30 PM

Location: Law School Courtroom, Menard Law Building

Whiting Award winner and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellow Benjamin Percy will read at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Law School Courtroom in the Menard Law Building on the University of Idaho campus. A book signing will follow the reading. The reading is free and open to the public.

Percy is the author of the novel, The Wilding, as well as two books of stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire, GQ, Men's Journal, Outside, the Wall Street Journal, and the Paris Review. His latest novel, Red Moon, will be published in 2013. His honors include an NEA fellowship, a Whiting Writers' Award, the Plimpton Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics.

Percy will visit the University of Idaho campus as part of the Distinguished Visiting Writer series. Sponsored by the University of Idaho English department and the MFA in creative writing program, the Distinguished Visiting Writer series brings writers of national significance to work with University of Idaho students and present their work at a public reading.

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