Thursday, November 6th at 7:30 pm
Leonard Theater, Peabody Hall
Becky Adnot-Haynes’ debut story collection, THE YEAR OF PERFECT HAPPINESS, is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in such journals as The Missouri Review, The Indiana Review, The Literary Review, West Branch, PANK, and Hobart, where her story “Baby Boy” was the winner of the Buffalo Prize for short fiction. She holds a PhD in English & Comparative Literature with an emphasis in fiction writing from the University of Cincinnati, where she also served on the editorial staff of The Cincinnati Review. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
John Mauk is the author of FIELD NOTES FOR THE EARTHBOUND, a novel in stories, which was a finalist in Black Lawrence Press’ 2012 Hudson Prize, as well as the short collection THE REST OF US, winner of the Michigan Writers Cooperative’s 2010 Chapbook Prize. He is also the author of a number of highly-regarded college texts on rhetoric and writing including INVENTING ARGUMENTS and THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE. He holds an MA in literature from the University of Toledo and a PhD in rhetoric from Bowling Green State University and currently teaches in the English department at Miami University.