Brockmeier to Speak at Second Monday Author Series

Kevin Brockmeier
Kevin Brockmeier

Arkansas Tech University’s Second Monday Author Series will host Kevin Brockmeier for its October event.

Brockmeier’s remarks will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, in Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 300B. Admission will be free and open to the public.

A resident of Little Rock, Brockmeier will discuss his latest book, “The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories” and share his general insights as an author.

Brockmeier is also author of the memoir “A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip;” the novels “The Illumination,” “The Brief History of the Dead” and “The Truth About Celia;” the story collections “Things That Fall from the Sky” and “The View from the Seventh Layer;” and the children’s novels “City of Names” and “Grooves: A Kind of Mystery.”

Brockmeier’s work has been translated into 18 languages and has been published in The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, Tin House, The Oxford American, The Best American Short Stories, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and New Stories from the South.

He has received the Borders Original Voices Award, three O. Henry Awards (including one first prize), the PEN USA Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

For more information about the ATU Second Monday Author Series, contact Luke Heffley at (479) 964-0546.