Visiting Writer Series: Brian Evenson
6:30 p.m., Eliot Hall chapel
Evenson's novel Last Days (Underland Press, 2009) won the American Library Association's RUSA award for Best Horror Novel of the year. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he teaches in Brown University's Literary Arts Department. Other books include Fugue State, The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship.