American Novelist Tony Earley to Speak at CBU

Memphis- Tony Earley, who holds the Samuel Milton Fleming Chair in English at Vanderbilt University, will give a literary reading at Christian Brothers University (CBU) on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Spain Auditorium.

Tony EarleyWinner of a National Magazine Award for fiction, Earley has been named one of the “20 Best Young Fiction Writers in America” by The New Yorker and one of the “20 Best of Young American Novelists” by Granta. An American novelist and short story writer, Earley has become noted for his ability to tell tales, and critics have compared his writing style to a young Ernest Hemingway and E.B. White. His stories are often set in North Carolina where here grew up.

Earley is the author of four books: Here We Are in Paradise, a collection of stories; the novel Jim the Boy; the personal essay collection Somehow Form a Family; and the novel, The Blue Star. He is, and his work has appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, The New Yorker, The Oxford American, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South and many other magazines and anthologies.

He earned a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama and a BA in English from Warren Wilson College.

The literary reading is free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen Golightly at (901) 321-4483, or email kgolight@cbu.edu.    ###

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