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Award-Winning Author to Read at Susquehanna University

Published on March 22, 2012

Best-selling novelist Stewart O’Nan will read from his work at Susquehanna University Stewart O'NanMarch 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Seibert Hall’s Isaacs Auditorium. O’Nan’s appearance is the fifth of six in this year’s Visiting Writers Series at Susquehanna.

O’Nan has won several awards from a body of work that includes a collection of short stories, nonfiction books, a screenplay and more than a dozen novels. His first work, “In the Walled City,” was awarded the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in 1993. In 1996, he was named one of America’s Best Young Novelists by Granta, a literary magazine and publisher in the United Kingdom.

Among O’Nan’s novels are the best-selling “Last Night at the Lobster,” “A Prayer for the Dying” and “Snow Angels,” which was adapted for a film starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. “Emily Alone” is his first book written since moving back to his hometown of Pittsburgh, and his most recent work, “The Odds,” was published earlier this year.

O’Nan’s nonfiction work includes the book “The Circus Fire,” a story about the tragic tent fire of 1944 in Hartford, Conn, and a book with Stephen King, “Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season.”

O’Nan has taught at the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of New Mexico and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by The Writers Institute at Susquehanna, home to the university’s nationally recognized writing program. Visiting writers not only offer free readings to the public, but also devote time to lunches, classroom discussion and informal Q-and-A sessions with Susquehanna’s creative writing students, providing a uniquely intimate opportunity for learning and connecting with successful authors.


Karen M. Jones


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