Save the Date: Michener Center’s Visiting Professors Read their Works Dec. 3

Visiting professors, Jim Crace and Anthony Giardina, will be reading and discussing their literary works at a campus event hosted by the Michener Center for Writers on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Aces Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302.

 image of booksCrace’s ten books to date have received such honors as the Whitbread Novel Award and the National Book Critics’ Circle Fiction Award (Being Dead). His books Quarantine and Harvest have been shortlisted twice for the Man Booker Prize. His archive resides at the university’s Ransom Center

booksAnthony Giardina is the author of five novels, a story collection, and numerous plays, most recently City of Conversation, which has its world premier at Lincoln Center last year.

Parking is available in the nearby UT San Jacinto Garage, and the event is free and open to the public.


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.