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Fiction Forum: Garrard Conley and Manuel Gonzales

Fiction Forum: Garrard Conley and Manuel Gonzales

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories (Riverhead) and the forthcoming novel, The Regional Office is Under Attack! (Riverhead). He graduated with a BA in English from the University of Texas in 1996 and then with an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2003. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in McSweeney's, Fence, Tin House, Open City, One Story, The Believer,, and various other publications. He is the recipient of the Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Price for First Fiction and the Binghamton University John Gardner Prize for Fiction. For four years he ran the nonprofit writing and tutoring center for kids, Austin Bat Cave, and in times past he co-owned The Clarksville Pie Company in Austin, TX, where he baked pies for a living.

Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased was published by Riverhead books in May of this year. His fiction and nonfiction can be found in The Commonthe Madison Review, Spork, and elsewhere. He has been a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholar and an Elizabeth Kostova Foundation fellow. He currently teaches English literature at the American College of Sofia and promotes LGBTQ equality in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Moderated by Helen Schulman, fiction coordinator, the Creative Writing Program. Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program. 


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