Author Ron Currie Latest Walt Whitman Writer
St. Francis College proudly welcomed Ron Currie, author of The One-Eyed Man, as the latest author to speak in the Walt Whitman Writers Series on October 25, 2017.
Currie's other work includes the novels Everything Matters! and Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles and the short story collection God is Dead, which was the winner of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award. In 2009, he received the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He lives in Portland, Maine.
Previous authors in the Walt Whitman series include: Tanwi Nandidni Islam, Chad Harbach, Marlon, James, Paul Beatty, Junot Díaz, Charles Baxter, George Saunders, James Salter, Colum McCann, Ben Marcus, Dinaw Mengestu, Kate Christensen, Julie Orringer, Jonathan Lethem, Darcey Steinke, and Rick Moody. (Watch Past Walt Whitman Readings)
The Walt Whitman Series is a continuation of St. Francis College's commitment to supporting Brooklyn's literary community. In addition to visits by these authors, the College also offers the biennial $50,000 St. Francis College Literary Prize for mid-career authors. The winner for the 2017 prize will be announced on the eve of the Brooklyn Book Festival. (More on the Literary Prize)