A conversation with Joseph O’Neill, hosted by Jennifer Acker

Images of Joseph O'Neill and Jen Acker

Wednesday, November 13, 4:30pm
The Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Frost Library
Amherst College
Free and open to the public

Join The Common and the Amherst College Creative Writing Center for a reading and Q&A with author Joseph O’Neill, hosted by TC Editor in Chief Jennifer Acker. This event is part of the Amherst College Creative Writing Fall Reading Series, which includes several readings around the town of Amherst.

Joseph O’Neill will read from his new book of short stories, Good Trouble. Jennifer Acker will host a conversation and facilitate audience questions. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.

The event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to RSVP and share with friends from this Facebook event.

 

The New York Times calls O’Neill an “appealingly versatile” writer and Ploughshares called Good Trouble, his new book of short stories, “Funny and fierce. […] An essential book, full of unexpected bursts of meaning and beauty.” O’Neill also wrote the novels The Dog; Netherland, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award, and was admired by President Obama; The Breezes; and This Is the Life. He has also written a family history, Blood-Dark Track. He lives in New York City and teaches at Bard College.

Jennifer Acker is founder and editor in chief of The Common, and author of the debut novel The Limits of the World. Her short stories, essays, translations, and reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, Amazon Original Stories, Literary Hub, n+1, GuernicaThe Yale Review, and Ploughshares, among other places. Acker has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and teaches writing and editing at Amherst College, where she directs the Literary Publishing Internship and LitFest.

 

A conversation with Joseph O’Neill, hosted by Jennifer Acker

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