Burke’s hosts two authors

By Corey Mesler

[singlepic id=128 w=250 h=150 float=left]Richard Bausch and Wyatt Prunty will be at Burke’s Book Store on Thursday, March 4th, from 5–7 pm to read from and sign copies of their newest books. Mr. Bausch will be signing his new book of stories, Something is Out There (Knopf, $25.95 hardback). Mr. Prunty will be signing his new book of poems, The Lover’s Guide to Trapping (John Hopkins Press, $23.95), and a joint reading will begin at 6 pm.

Richard Bausch

From the prize-winning novelist and world-renowned short story writer, the author of 2008’s universally acclaimed novel Peace, come eleven indelible new tales that showcase the electrifying artistry of a master. He is also the author of seven volumes of short stories. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Playboy, GQ, Harper’s Magazine, and other publications and has been featured in numerous best-of collections, including The O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and New Stories from the South. He is chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and lives in Memphis,, where he is Moss Chair of Excellence in the Writer’s Workshop of the University of Memphis.

Wyatt Prunty

Wyatt Prunty is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Unarmed and Dangerous, The Times Between, and The Run of the House. He is the founding director of the Sewanee Writers’ conference and holds the Carlton chair in Poetry at Sewanee: The University of the South. He is the recipient of numerous grants and honors, the two most recent being fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations.

If there are any questions concerning this event, please contact Corey Mesler at 901-278-7484.


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