Alkek Library News

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dagoberto Gilb Reading at the Library (March 4, Tuesday)

Reading & book signing

3:30 pm
The Wittliff Collections
Southwestern Writers Collection
Alkek Library Seventh Floor

FREE and open to the public

The Wittliff Collections host acclaimed author Dagoberto Gilb reading from his new novel, The Flowers, published by Grove Press. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books will be for sale courtesy of the University Bookstore.

DAGOBERTO GILB received the Texas Book Festival Bookend Award for Ongoing Literary Achievement in 2007 and is editor of Hecho en Tejas, the Southwestern Writers Collection anthology of Texas Mexican literature. A tenured professor in the Creative Writing Program at Texas State and member of The Wittliff Collections Advisory Board, Gilb has seen his work translated into French, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Other books by Gilb include The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña, Woodcuts of Women, and Gritos: Essays. His first published collection of short stories, The Magic of Blood, won the PEN/Hemingway Award.

For more information, contact The Wittliff Collections at 512.245.2313.

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