Award-winning fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier will deliver the 2019 Ray Bradbury Visiting Writer Lecture at IUPUI, home of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies.
Brockmeier is the author of the novels The Illumination, The Brief History of the Dead and The Truth About Celia; the story collections Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer; the children’s novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery; and a memoir of his seventh-grade year called A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip. His work has been translated into eighteen languages. He has published his stories in such venues as The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and New Stories from the South. He has received the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (including a first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Grant. In 2007 he was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was raised. His new book, The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories, is forthcoming in 2020.
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This event is sponsored by the IUPUI Department of English and the Reiberg Reading Series. It received support from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.