As a part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, author Craig Nova and poet Tom Sleigh will be reading Thursday, March 14th at 7PM in the VCU Scott House. This event is free and open to the public.
Craig Nova is the award-winning author of twelve novels and one autobiography. His next novel, All the Dead Yale Men, the sequel to The Good Son, will be published in 2012. Nova’s writing has appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Men’s Journal, among others.
He has received an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2005 he was named Class of 1949 Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Tom Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats and Space Walk which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award. He has received the Shelley Prize from the PSA, a Fellowship from the American Academyin Berlin, the John Updike Award and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Individual Writer’s Award from the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fund, a Guggenheim grant, and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among many others. He teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College and lives in Brooklyn.
The VCU Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Department of English of the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate Writers’ Association, with additional funding made possible through the generosity of James Branch Cabell Library Associates, Friends of the Library, the VCU Libraries, the VCU Honors College, Barnes & Noble @ VCU Bookstore, and the family of Larry Levis.