Arts
4:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series

Credit vanderbilt.edu

Two decades after his debut collection "Here We Are in Paradise" heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, his latest work coming out in August re-affirms his story-telling prowess. We meet Mr. Earley on Sounds Good today, in advance of his 7:30 p.m. Sunday presentation for the Murray State MFA Reading Series.

Murray State's MFA Reading Series opens Sunday with Vanderbilt University's Tony Earley presenting at 7:30 p.m. in Clara M. Eagle Gallery. Two decades after his debut collection Here We Are in Paradise, Earley's newest work comes out next month. Earley became the Samuel Milton Fleming Chair in English at Vandy in 1997, having been included among Granta's list of "Best of Young American Novelists." He also appeared on The New Yorker list of "Twenty Best Young Fiction Writers in America" in the late 90's. His novels include Jim The Boy and The Blue Star. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and Esquire.

The stories of Mr. Tall, coming out next month, reestablish him as a myth-maker and tale spinner of the first rank. Tony Earley is the Samuel Milton Fleming Chair in English at Vanderbilt.

MFA Reading Series Schedule:

Readings are in the Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building on Murray State's campus. They are free and open to the public.

Christine Bailey and Seth Johnson (MFA Alumni)
Saturday,  July 12th
3:00 P.M.

Tony Earley
Sunday, July 13th
7:30 P.M.

Tony D’Souza
Tuesday, July 15th
7:30 P.M.
(Reception and Book Signing at the Faculty Club to follow)

Hear our conversation with Tony D'Souza

Esther Lee
Thursday, July 17th
7:30 P.M.
(Reception and Book Signing at the Faculty Club to follow)

Hear our conversation with Esther Lee

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"Mr. Tall" on Amazon

"The Blue Star" on Amazon

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