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 February 10, 2015

Plutzik Reading Series welcomes Stuart Dybek

Stuart DybekThe Plutzik Reading Series welcomes author Stuart Dybek on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The public reading will be held in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library, at 5:00pm.

Stuart Dybek is the author of five books of fiction—most recently, Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern, both published in 2014 by FSG—and Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, and I Sailed with Magellan. He has also published two volumes of poetry: Brass Knuckles and Streets in Their Own Ink. His work is widely anthologized and has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Poetry, The Paris Review, and many other publications.  He is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize for “distinguished achievement in the short story,” a Lannan Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer’s Award, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and four O’Henry Prizes.  In 2007, he was awarded both a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant and the Rea Award for the Short Story. He teaches at Northwestern University, where he is Distinguished Writer in Residence.