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Kevin Brockmeier

Creative Writing Program presents fantasy-fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier on April 10

Posted: 03/29/2013
Kevin Brockmeier, an American writer of fantasy and fiction and one of the nation’s best known practitioners of fabulist fiction, will read from his work at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in Roosevelt University’s Gage Galley, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Brockmeier is an Arkansas writer who has published three novels, The Truth About Celia, The Brief History of the Dead and The Illumination, two story collections including Things that Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer, and children’s books including City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery.

A three-time winner of the O’Henry Prize and recipient of the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, the Italo Calvino Short Fiction Award, several Booker Worth Literary prizes and the Porter Fund Literary Prize, Brockmeier is widely acclaimed for his vivid imagination and masterful use of figurative language in stories combining reality with fantasy. His work has been translated into 17 languages and his stories have appeared in such venues as The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Georgia Review, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and New Stories from the South. Brockmeier also was recently named one of the nation’s Best Young American Novelists bv Granta magazine.
The reading is part of the Creative Writing Program’s Gage Gallery Reading Series, which is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit the Creative Writing Program’s blog at contact program director Peggy Shinner at