April 6, 2019

A Death in the (Fictional) Family with Andre Dubus III and Katharine Weber

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  •    |   Location of Session: Launch SA
  • Adult Sessions
  • Start of Signing: 12:15 PM
  •    |   Signing Location: Southwest School of Art Parking Lot

About the Authors

Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of The New York Times’ bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. His 2013 novella collection, Dirty Love, was a New York Times “Notable Book” selection, a New York Times “Editors’ Choice”, and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013”. His new novel, Gone So Long, published in October 2018, has received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal and has been named on many “Best Books” lists, including selection for The Boston Globe’s “Twenty Best Books of 2018” and “The Best Books of 2018”, “Top 100”, Amazon. Mr. Dubus has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, and is a recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

Katharine Weber

Katharine Weber is the author of seven books, including Still Life With MonkeyTriangle, Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, The Music Lesson, and The Little Women; the last three were New York Times Notable Books. The Washington Post called her novel True Confections “succulently inventive;” New York Magazine called Triangle “a haunting exercise in memory;” and The New York Times called The Music Lesson “elegant and affecting.” She’s the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College and was one of Granta’s “50 Best Young American Novelists.” Her short fiction has been published in The New Yorker and Story, and her book reviews, essays, and journalism have appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and the Washington Post, among many others.

Moderator

Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter is the author of the short story collection The Theory of Light and Matter (Vintage/Random House), which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel In Between Days (Alfred A. Knopf), which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Pushcart Prize anthologyPloughsharesOne StoryThe Southern Review, Narrative Magazine, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. Currently, he is Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of English at Trinity University in San Antonio.

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