On campus from September 20 through 22 as a 2012-13 Eccles Visiting Scholar, award-winning author Antonya Nelson will open her visit to SUU by presenting a campus-wide evening reading of her work during the Convocations Lecture Series on Thursday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center.
Nelson will mingle with guests at a book signing to follow the reading from her latest book, Bound.
Select works of Nelson will also serve as a common read in the Department of English’s 11th annual Creative Writing/Creative Teaching Conference, where Nelson will present a Master Workshop, review SUU student work and provide feedback.
Nelson is the author of four short story collections: Female Trouble (2002), Family Terroists (1994), In the Land of Men (1992), and The Expendables (1990). She is the author of four novels: Living to Tell (2000), Nobody’s Girl (1998), Talking in Bed (1996), and Bound (2010). Her books have been New York Times notable books in 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002, and she was named one of the “twenty young fiction writers for the new millennium” by the New Yorker.
Visiting scholars are selected by the SUU Dean's Council and supported in the Eccles Visiting Scholar Program by a generous grant from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation.