Author Josh Barkan to visit UA Little Rock Sept. 22

Award-winning author Josh Barkan will read from his short story collection, “Mexico,” on Monday, Sept. 25.

Award-winning author Josh Barkan will read from his short story collection, “Mexico,” on Monday, Sept. 25. 

A reception with refreshments will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the reading at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Room 157.

The event is part of the UA Little Rock Department of English Visiting Writers Series and the Coopers Honors Program.

Barkan’s previous books include the novel, “Blind Speed,” and the story collections, “Before Hiroshima” and “Mexico,” which is currently a bestseller in Mexico. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His writing has appeared in Esquire and as a contributor to The Boston Book Review.

Barkan spent much of his childhood abroad, living in Kenya, Tanzania, France, and India. After attending Yale University, he spent a year teaching in Japan and received his Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

With his wife, a painter from Mexico, he divides his time between Mexico City and Roanoke, Virginia, where he teaches at the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University. He has taught writing at Harvard, Boston University, and New York University.

For more information, contact Jeffrey Condran at jacondran@ualr.edu.

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