Friday, February 5, 2010

Two Authors Head to University of Indianapolis

The Kellogg Writers Series at the University of Indianapolis welcome two authors to campus this month. Organized by the university’s English department, the series will feature young-adult novelist John Green (pictured, left) on 8 February and fiction writer Doug Crandell (pictured, right) on 10 February. Each appearance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Good Hall on the UIndy campus, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, and admission is free.

Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska (2005), won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in Young Adult literature, was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and has been translated into 13 languages. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines (2006), was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book and also a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. His latest novel, Paper Town (2008), was on the New York Times bestseller list for children's books and, in 2009, won the Edgar Award for best young adult novel.

Crandell has authored five books including The Flawless Skin of Ugly People. His short stories and essays have been anthologized in Mother Knows: 24 Tales of Motherhood; Stories From the Blue Moon Café: An Anthology of Southern Writers, and When I Was a Loser: True Stories of Barely Surviving High School. His new novel, The Peculiar Boars of Malloy, will be published this spring.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Weber, 317:788-3373.

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