Assembly Series: “Tracing a Writer’s Journey from WashU Student to Award-winning Novelist”

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 • 4:00 pm
  • Formal Lounge, Ann M. Olin Women’s Building, Washington University in St. Louis

Tues. Feb. 13 | 4pm
Women’s Building Formal Lounge   Arts & Sciences Connections Lecture

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“Tracing a Writer’s Journey from WashU Student to Award-winning Novelist”

Stefan Merrill Block‘s first book, The Story of Forgetting, was an international bestseller and the winner of Best First Fiction at the Rome International Festival of Literature, The Ovid Prize from the Romanian Writer’s Union, the 2008 Merck Serono Literature Prize and the 2009 Fiction Award from The Writers’ League of Texas. The Story of Forgetting was also a finalist for the debut fiction awards from IndieBound, Salon du Livre and The Center for Fiction. Following the publication of his second novel, The Storm at the Door, Stefan was awarded The University of Texas Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, as well as residencies at The Santa Maddalena Foundation and Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo in Italy.  Stefan’s novels have been translated into ten languages, and his stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker Page-Turner, The Guardian, NPR’s Radiolab, GRANTA, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Stefan’s third novel, Oliver Loving, is forthcoming from Macmillan/Flatiron Books.

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