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Author Joy Castro to Give Reading at Susquehanna

Published on February 9, 2012

Author Joy Castro will read from her work on Feb. 20 at 4:30 p.m. in SusquehannaJoy Castro University’s Degenstein Center Theater. Castro is the fourth author to appear this academic year as part of Susquehanna’s Visiting Writer Series.

Castro’s first book, “The Truth Book: A Memoir” (2005), was named a Book Sense Notable Book by the American Booksellers Association, and was adapted and excerpted in the New York Times Magazine. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, her debut novel, “Hell or High Water,” will be released by St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne in July. Her second memoir, “Island of Bones,” a collection of creative nonfiction and personal essays, is scheduled for publication in September by the University of Nebraska Press, along with a new paperback edition of “The Truth Book.”

Castro’s additional works include short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction stories that have appeared in several anthologies and journals, including Cream City Review, North American Review, Quarterly West, Puerto del Sol and Chelsea. She teaches at the University of Nebraska.


Karen M. Jones


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