2013 Archives

Gilbert Lecture Series presents author Manuel Muñoz

September 19, 2013

Manuel MuñozSMU's Gilbert Lecture Series presents award-winning author Manuel Muñoz at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room of DeGolyer Library.

Muñoz is the author of two collections of short stories: The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 2007, and Zigza!er, published by Northwestern University Press in 2003.

His first novel, What You See in the Dark, was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 2011 and in paperback in spring 2012.

A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award in 2008, Manuel was a finalist for the 2007 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize and the recipient of a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Individual Artist's Grant in Fiction, a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a 2009 O.Henry Prize for a short story. He served as a juror for the O.Henry Prize in 2011.

His work has appeared in The New York Times, Rush Hour, Swink, Epoch, Glimmer Train, Edinburgh Review and Boston Review, and has aired on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. A native of Dinuba, California, he is assistant professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arizona at Tucson.

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