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Ben Stroud & Kyle Minor Reading

Ben Stroud is the author of the story collection Byzantium (Graywolf), which won the 2013 Story Prize Spotlight Award and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Fiction Prize, and was named a Best Book of the Year by the Kansas City StarBest Summer Book by the Chicago Tribune and Publisher’s Weekly, and a Best Book of the Month by Amazon.  Ben’s stories have appeared in Harper’s MagazineOne Story,Electric LiteratureBoston Review, and The American Scholar, among other places, and have been anthologized in New Stories from the South and Best American Mystery Stories.  Originally from Texas, he holds a BA in English and History from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in Fiction and PhD in Twentieth-Century American Literature from the University of Michigan.  He has received residencies from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and has taught literature and creative writing at universities in the US and Germany.  Currently, Ben is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Toledo.


 Kyle Minor is the author of two collections of short fiction:  In the Devil’s Territory (2008) and Praying Drunk (2014). He is the winner of the 2012 Iowa Review Prize for Short Fiction and the Tara M. Kroger Prize for Short Fiction, one of Random House’s Best New Voices of 2006,and a three-time honoree in theAtlantic Monthly contest. His work has appeared online at Esquire, The Atlantic, Salon, and Tin House, and in print in The Southern Review, The Iowa Review, Best American Mystery Stories 2008, Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers: Random House Presents the Best New Voices of 2006, Forty Stories: New Voices from Harper Perennial, and Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013.


Free. 7pm. 

Event date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
48104 Ann Arbor