January 22, 2012 in Features

Book Notes: Novelist Egan set to read at GU

From Staff Reports

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Time to mark your calendars for some upcoming author readings.

Jennifer Egan, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2011 for “A Visit from the Good Squad,” will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room at Gonzaga University.

Egan, who will read from her works, also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for “Goon Squad.” She was nominated for a National Book Award in 2001 for “Look at Me.” She often writes for the New York Times Magazine.

Her talk, which is free, is part of GU’s Visiting Writers Series. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will read at Gonzaga on Feb. 28, and GU professor Shann Ray will read from his works on April 4.

• At 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at Auntie’s Bookstore, Christopher Howell, a professor at Eastern Washington University and an award-winning poet and editor, will read from his 10th collection of poetry, “Gaze.” “Gaze” was released earlier this month by Milkweed Editions. Auntie’s is located at 402 W. Main Ave.

• At 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 at Auntie’s, Walla Walla author Karen Fisher-Alainz will read from her new book, “Breaking the Code: A Father’s Secret, A Daughter’s Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything.” The book, published in November by Sourcebooks, centers on her father’s experiences in World War II, as revealed through letters he had written to his parents while stationed in Hawaii.

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