Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife And Other Stories (Riverhead) and the forthcoming novel, The Regional Office Is Under Attack! (Riverhead). He graduated with a BA in English from the University of Texas in 1996 and then with an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2003. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in McSweeney’s, Fence, Tin House, Open City, One Story, The Believer, i09.com, and various other publications.
He is the recipient of the Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Price for First Fiction and the Binghamton University John Gardner Prize for Fiction. For four years he ran the nonprofit writing and tutoring center for kids, Austin Bat Cave, and in times past he co-owned The Clarksville Pie Company in Austin, TX, where he baked pies for a living.
Spring 2016 Living Writers Series: Out of Line
Why Out of Line?
“I chose the theme Out of Line because it characterizes the way many of these writers work across genre, in different genres, and generally seem to prize the element of surprise in their writing. I’m hoping it will encourage our students to think outside the box and have fun with their writing. In general, I’m confident this will be a really fun series with a lot of writers with great senses of humor as well as deep interests in the political.” – Professor Micah Perks
This event is free and open to the public! Books from the authors will be on sale at the event by the Bay Tree Book Store. Get a book and get it signed by our marvelous visiting authors!
Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 PM
Humanities Lecture Hall, 206
April 7: Githa Hariharan (CANCELED)
April 14: Kate Schatz
April 21: Manuel Gonzales
April 28: Charlie Jane Anders
May 5: NO READING
May 12: Elizabeth McKenzie
May 19: Lev Grossman
May 26: Emily Hunt & Julien Poirier
June 2: Student Reading