Literature Program
 


Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

UB English Dept. & Hallwalls present

Laird Hunt

Exhibit X Fiction

Exhibit X
Laird Hunt's most recent novel, Kind One (2012) was a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award in Fiction—the PEN/Faulkner—and won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction. He is the award-winning author of a book of short stories, The Paris Stories (2000), and five novels from Coffee House Press: The Impossibly (2001), Indiana, Indiana (2003), The Exquisite (2006), Ray of the Star (2009), and Kind One (2012). Hunt's new novel, Neverhome, will be published in the US by Little, Brown and in the UK by Chatto. His translation from the French of Oliver Rohe's Vacant Lot was published by Counterpath Press, who also published his co-translation with Anne-Laure Tissut of Arno Bertina's Brando, My Solitude. Hunt's own works are published in France by Actes Sud, and he also has novels either published or forthcoming in Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Turkey. His writings, reviews, and translations have appeared in the US and abroad. Currently on the faculty in the University of Denver's Creative Writing Program, where he edits the Denver Quarterly, he has had residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and was in residence at Marfa, Texas (Lannan Foundation) this past summer. He and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

 
 
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