Exciting New Authors Read GLCA Award-Winning Works

Stockwell Library
Poet Shane Book and short story author Alan Heathcock read from their recognized works Wednesday, February 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wendell Will Room of Albion College's Stockwell Library. The event is part of the English Department's Albion College Reading Series.

Shane BookPoet Shane Book and short story author Alan Heathcock read from their recognized works Wednesday, February 20, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wendell Will Room of Albion College's Stockwell Library. The event is part of the English Department's Albion College Reading Series.

Poet and filmmaker Shane Book is the author of Ceiling of Stick, which won both the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the GLCA New Writers Award. His work has appeared in over fifteen anthologies and forty literary magazines in the U.S., Canada and abroad. He has studied at New York University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Book is the recipient of various awards, including a New York Times Fellowship in Poetry, The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a National Magazine Award.

Alan HeathcockAlan Heathcock is the author of Volt, a collection of short stories recognized as a Best Book 2011 by numerous newspapers and magazines, including GQ, Publishers Weekly, Salon, the Chicago Tribune, and The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Volt was additionally named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, was selected as a Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Month, and won the GLCA New Writers Award. Heathcock’s fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Zoetrope: All-Story, Kenyon Review, VQR, and The Harvard Review. A recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Heathcock is currently a literature fellow for the state of Idaho, teaching at Boise State University.

This event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the English Department and the Stockwell-Mudd Library. For more information, please contact the English Department at 517/629-0232.