Adam Ross at UT’s Writers in the Library, Jan. 28

AdamRossAdam Ross will read at UT’s Writers in the Library, Monday, January 28th, 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.

Adam Ross’s debut novel, Mr. Peanut, a 2010 New York Times Notable Book, was also named one of the best books of the year by the New Yorker, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Republic, and the Economist. Stephen King said of Mr. Peanut, “The most riveting look at the dark side of marriage since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? . . . It induced nightmares, at least in this reader. No mean feat.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ross’s short story collection, was included in Kirkus Reviews and the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of 2011. The book is described as “a darkly compelling collection of stories about brothers, loners, lovers, and lives full of good intentions, misunderstandings, and obscured motives.”

Adam Ross lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters. Ross was from 1999 to 2003 a feature writer and special projects editor for the Nashville Scene, the city’s alternative weekly. His column, Mondo Nashville, covered the city’s local oddballs and off-kilter luminaries. His cover stories ranged in subjects from the city’s porn king, Al Woods, to race relations, to interviews with homegrown movie star, Reese Witherspoon. He also wrote extensively on books and film. Ross’s nonfiction has been published in the New York Times Book Review, the Daily Beast, the Wall Street Journal, and the Nashville Scene. His fiction has appeared in the Carolina Quarterly and Five Chapters.

The author will also hold a Q&A session for all interested students, 2-3 p.m., Monday, January 28th, in 1210 McClung Tower.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (mkallet@nullutk.edu), or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (chebert3@nullutk.edu).

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