Michener Center Visiting Writers to Read December 3

Jim Crace

Jim Crace

Anthony Giardina

Anthony Giardina

Visiting professors of the Michener Center for Writers‘ (MCW) this fall, Jim Crace and Anthony Giardina, will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at the Avaya Auditorium, ACES building 2.302, on campus.

English novelist Crace, whose archive the Harry Ransom Center acquired this past year, has been twice shortlisted for the distinguished Man Booker Prize in Fiction, for his novels “Quarantine” and “Being Dead.”  His other novels include “The Pesthouse,” “Arcadia,” “Continent,” “The Gift of Stones” and “Archipelago,” forthcoming in 2011.  Recognized with the E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Italy’s Premio Antico Fattore prize, and the International GAP Award, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Giardina is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and playwright from Massachusetts who teaches regularly for the MCW.  His four novels include “White Guys” and “Recent History.” His stories and articles appear frequently in Harper’s, Esquire, GQ, and The New York Times Magazine, and can be heard on NPR.  His plays have been produced at Yale Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Arena Stage, Playwrights Horizon, and Long Wharf.

The reading is free and open to the public.  The ACES building is on the southeast corner of 24th Street and Speedway on campus and parking is available in the garage on San Jacinto just north of 24th Street.