DATE: Thursday  10/22/2009

TIME: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: University of Houston-Victoria, Alcorn Auditorium (UW 204)

Andrew Porter

SPEAKER: Andrew  Porter
received the 2008 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction from the University of Georgia Press for his debut collection of stories The Theory of Light and Matter. Published in 2008, The Theory of Light and Matter has since been nominated for the Texas Institute of Letters' Steven Turner Award for Best Book of First Fiction and Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. Knopf has purchased the worldwide paperback rights, and will publish the collection in 2010. As well, The Theory of Light and Matter will be published in the UK, Australia, and in translation in France and the Netherlands. Porter is a graduate of the Writing Program at the University of Iowa and he now teaches at Trinity University in San Antonio.

The Theory of Light and Matter (2008)


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