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Oct  16

Tom Barbash and Greg Wrenn

A reading by Tom Barbash and Greg Wrenn

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, 10/16/2013
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Terrace Room (4th floor, Margaret Jacks Hall)

Bio:

Tom Barbash is the author of the short story collection, “Stay Up With Me,” published this Fall by Ecco/Harper Collins. His novel, THE LAST GOOD CHANCE, was a Publishers Weekly and Anniston Star Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Saroyan International Prize, the Great Lakes Book Prize, a BookSense 76 pick, winner of the California Book Award, and the James Michener Award from the University of Iowa.

His nonfiction book, ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal, was a New York Times bestselling non-fiction book (#8).  He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo.  His stories and articles have been published in The Best American Non-Required Reading, Tin House, McSweeney’s, OneStory, Narrative, The Missouri Review, VQR, Men’s Journal, ESPN the Magazine, the Observer, The New York Times, Bookforum, The Believer, and other publications, and have been performed on National Public Radio for their Selected Shorts Series.

Greg Wrenn’s first book of poems, Centaur, was awarded the 2013 Brittingham Prize and was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in Spring 2013.  His work has appeared or is forthcoming in New England ReviewThe American Poetry ReviewThe Southern ReviewThe Yale Review, and elsewhere.  A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and a recipient of the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America, he was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and received a BA from Harvard University and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. www.gregwrenn.com