JOHNSON, VT – Brian Evenson, an award-winning fiction writer and professor of literary arts at Brown University, will read from and discuss his work at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Johnson State College’s Stearns Student Center Cinema Room.

Evenson is the author of 12 books of fiction, most recently Immobility (2012) and Windeye (2012). His other books include Last Days (which won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York's top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian.

In a book review for National Public Radio, Michael Schaub wrote this about Immobility, a story that take place after the world’s decimation: “Evenson's prose is, as usual, perfect – intelligent but unpretentious, and perfectly evocative of a barren, brutal world that's been mostly given up for dead. He doesn't pull punches when he describes the cruelty of the wasteland that the planet has become. …”

Evenson’s lecture is free and open to the public.

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