Michael Knight is the author of two novels (Divining Rod and The Typist), three collections of short stories (Dogfight and Other Stories, Goodnight, Nobody,and Eveningland) and a book of novellas (The Holiday Season). His fiction has appeared in publications like The New Yorker, Oxford American, The Paris Review, Ploughshares,and The Southern Review. He lives in Knoxville with his wife and two daughters and teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee.
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room C
Short Stories: Investigating the Unified Collection
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
A New York Times Editors’ Choice
“The spirit of Eudora Welty broods over these adroitly crafted stories set in and around coastal Alabama, evoking a world coiled tight as a conch shell.” —O Magazine
“Impressive...Knight pays careful, writerly attention to the details of desperation.”—New York Times Book Review
An instant regional bestseller, Eveningland is Alabama-born Michael Knight’s powerful short story cycle whose seven stellar tales illuminate the everyday beauty and heartache of life along the shores of serene, history-haunted Mobile Bay, in the years preceding a devastating hurricane.
"A thought-provoking and deeply satisfying reading experience, Eveningland evokes the Old South without sentimentalizing its loss." —Washington Independent Review of Books
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