Axton Reading: Tim Gautreaux

When Oct 12, 2013
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Cressman Center for Visual Arts
Contact NameEnglish Dept
Contact Phone 502-852-6801
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Tim Gautreaux was born in Morgan City, Louisiana in 1947.  He attended the University of South Carolina where he earned a Ph.D in English Literature.

His published fiction includes two collections of short stories -- Same Place, Same Things and Welding with Children -- and three novels: The Next Step in the Dance, The Clearing, The Missing.

His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, GQ and many other magazines.  Among his awards are a National Magazine Award, Southeastern Booksellers Award for best novel, Mid-South Booksellers award, The Heasley Prize, The John Dos Passos Prize, Louisiana Writer of the Year Award, and an NEA Creative Fellowship.

The Clearing, published by Alfred A. Knopf, made several top ten lists, including the USA Today list of the ten best books of 2003.  His most recent novel, The Missing, appeared in March 2009 to glowing reviews.  Presently Dr. Gautreaux maintains a connection to Southeastern Louisiana University as professor emeritus and writer in residence.  He lives half the year in Jefferson NC. was born in Bishop, California in 1984.

Reading: Sat., 10/12, 6-8 p.m., Cressman Center

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