Acclaimed author Deb Olin Unferth to read from her work at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
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2018-03-28 09:09:38 - General

Coe College will welcome acclaimed author Deb Olin Unferth on Thursday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. in the Perrine Gallery of Stewart Memorial Library. Unferth will read from her new collection of short stories, "Wait Until You See Me Dance." The event is free and open to the public.

Unferth is the author of the graphic novel "I, Parrott," a collection of stories entitled "Minor Robberies," and the novel "Vacation." She also wrote the memoir, "Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join The War," which was a finalist for a 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, NOON, The Paris Review and Tin House, among other publications.

American novelist and short-story writer Sam Lipsyte calls Unferth, "One of the most daring and entertaining writers in America today." She has received three Pushcart Prizes and a grant from Creative Capital for Innovative Literature.

Unferth earned an MFA from Syracuse University and serves as an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.