Award-Winning Author to Speak at Arkansas Tech

Juliet Grames
Juliet Grames

Juliet Grames, author of “The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna,” will appear at Arkansas Tech University for a pair of events hosted by the ATU Department of English and World Languages.

Grames will provide a visiting author reading at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 300B, 305 West Q Street on the ATU campus in Russellville.

She will return to campus on Wednesday, April 24, for a 3:30 p.m. talk about her work as a fiction editor for Soho Press. It will take place in Witherspoon Hall room 127, 407 West Q Street in Russellville.

Both events will be free and open to the public.

Published in 2019, “The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna” was shortlisted for the New England Book Award and the Connecticut Book Award. It received Italy‚Äôs Premio Cetraro for contribution to southern Italian literature. It has been translated into nine languages.

Grames was born in Hartford, Conn. She attended Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia College with a degree in history before pursuing a career in book publishing.

She has worked at Soho Press since 2010 and has advanced to the rank of editorial director. In 2022, she was the recipient of the Mystery Writers of America Ellery Queen Award for her editorial work in the crime fiction genre. She lives in New England.

Grames’ essays and short fiction have appeared in Best American Mystery & Suspense, Real Simple, Parade, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and the Boston Globe, among other venues.

Her forthcoming book, scheduled for publication in 2024, is entitled “The Lost Boy of Santa Chionia.”

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