Mark Slouka Reading

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Mark Slouka Reading
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The Creative Writing Program presents a free reading by fiction and nonfiction writer Mark Slouka. He is the author of Brewster, a novel which was named a 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice: Best Adult Books for Young Adults. This October he publishes the memoir Nobody's Son, which follows his parents, born in Czechoslovakia, as they escape Nazis, Communist purges, and the tidal wave of refugees that lands them in New York.

Of Brewster, Publishers Weekly raved, “Slouka’s laconic dialogue resonates with regional authenticity, his late-1960’s pop culture references ring true, and the stripped down prose style in his masterful coming-of-age novel recalls the likes of Tobias Wolff and Raymond Carver.”

Slouka is also the author of a collection, Essays from the Nick of Time, which was the winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Speilvogel Award, as well as three other volumes of fiction. His work has also appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. A resident of New York state, he has received Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships.

Slouka will also answer questions and sign books.

Presented by the Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer series and the Department of English SEE Budget (Supplies, Equipment, and other Expenses). The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations necessary.
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By: University of Minnesota English