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Brockmeier to speak in visiting writers series at CCU

September 24, 2010

BNoted author Kevin Brockmeier will give a reading of his work on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. The event, which is part of the Words to Say it Visiting Writers Series, is free and open to the public.

Brockmeier is the author of the bestselling novel The Brief History of the Dead, the Universitys 2010 Big Read selection, as well as The Truth About Celia, childrens novels City of Names and Grooves: A Kind of Mystery, and story collections, Things That Fall from the Sky and The View from the Seventh Layer. The Illumination, a new novel, will be published in February 2011.

Brockmeiers work has been translated into 15 different languages, and his work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, The Oxford American, among others. He has received the Borders Original Voices Award, three OHenry Awards, one being a first prize, the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Brockmeier was recently named one of Ganta magazines Best Young American Novelists. He currently lives in Little Rock, Ark., where he was raised.

The University's writers' series aims to bring critically acclaimed authors to campus each year. For more information, contact Dan Albergotti, coordinator of the series and associate professor of English at the University, at 843-349-2420.