WHO: Salvatore Scibona, author of The End (Graywolf Press, 2008)
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center
WHEN: Tuesday, September 9, 7 p.m.
CONTACT: 984-6000 (St. John’s College Switchboard)
DETAILS: This lecture is free and open to the public.
Salvatore Scibona’s first novel is The End (Graywolf Press, 2008). Scibona earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, studied in Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship, held fellowships at artists’ colonies at Yaddo and MacDowell, and taught writing at Iowa, Harvard Summer School, and Boston University. He won the Pushcart Prize for his short story “Prairie” in 2000, and since 2004 has been the writing coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
St. John’s College tutor Phil LeCuyer will introduce the author. After twenty minutes for questions and answers, a reception and book signing will follow in the Junior Common Room.
Praise for The End:
“A masterful novel set amid racial upheaval in 1950’s America during the flight of second-generation immigrants from their once-necessary ghettos. Full of wisdom, consequence and grace, Salvatore Scibona’s radiant debut brims with the promise of a remarkable literary career, of which The End is only the beginning.”
-- Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and The Maytrees
“[A] portentous, labyrinthine debut novel of the epic search for home and the promise of a better future…gorgeous, bittersweet, and devastating.”
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