A&S: National Book Award finalist: "The Throwback Special" - English Department Reading
Professor Chris Bachelder will read from his latest novel, The Throwback Special. Praised by the New York Times for being “wistful and elegantly written,” and by The Los Angeles Times as “powerful, intelligent, and entertaining,” The Throwback Special won the Paris Review's Terry Southern Prize for Humor and has now been shortlisted for the National Book Award in Fiction.
Chris Bachelder is also the author of Bear v. Shark (2001), U.S.! (2006), and Abbott Awaits (2011). Foreign editions of his novels have been published in the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, and Germany. Bachelder’s short fiction and essays have appeared in McSweeney’s, The Believer, Harper’s, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, The Massachusetts Review, Black Warrior Review, Subtropics, and elsewhere. Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2011, Bachelder taught at the University of Massachusetts, Colorado College, and New Mexico State.
Friday, Oct. 21
McMicken Hall - Room 43
2700 Campus Way
Cincinnati, OH 45219