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Novelist Christopher Hebert at UT Libraries, March 5

HebertNovelist Christopher Hebert will read at UT’s Writers in the Library on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

Christopher Hebert is the author of The Boiling Season (HarperCollins, 2012). The novel is set on an unnamed Caribbean island engulfed in political turmoil. The narrator escapes to a remote and idyllic mountain estate only to be overtaken by the unrest that rocks his country.

The story was inspired by an article on Haiti. Although Hebert had some international experience (having lived and taught in Mexico), he waited until after finishing the novel to visit Haiti. (Read more in the Knoxville News Sentinel.)

Hebert graduated from Antioch College, where he also worked at The Antioch Review. He earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan and was awarded UM’s prestigious Hopwood Award for Fiction.

His nonfiction has appeared in Interview Magazine and The Millions. The Boiling Season is his first novel.

Hebert teaches in UT’s Creative Writing Program. He lives in Knoxville with his son and his wife, the novelist Margaret Lazarus Dean.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the UT Department of English. For further information contact Marilyn Kallet, Director, UT Creative Writing Program (, or Jeff Daniel Marion, Writer in Residence, UT Libraries (

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