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Adam Prince at Writers in the Library, April 8

Adam-Prince-smallAdam Prince will read at UT’s Writers in the Library, Monday, April 8th at 7 p.m. in the John C. Hodges Library auditorium. The reading is free and open to the public.

Adam Prince’s first book, a short story collection called The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men, is about how men attempt to negotiate between their baroque imaginations and the realities of their actual lives. This book is a dark, comic, nuanced, and sexed-up collection of stories that might be offensive if it didn’t feel so true. It has been called “dangerous as a knife fight” by UT’s own Michael Knight and “both entertaining and insightful” by Publisher’s Weekly.

His award-winning fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, and Narrative Magazine, among others. In 2011, Narrative Magazine named him one of the best twenty new writers. His story “A. Roolette? A. Roolette?” won First Place in Narrative‘s Winter 2010 Story Contest. In addition, Prince was awarded the Wabash Prize for Fiction for work Peter Ho Davies called “notable for its acute observations, wry wit, and delicate characterization.”

Prince is currently at work on a novel that takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Born and raised in Southern California, Adam Prince has since lived in New York, South Korea, Arkansas, Nicaragua, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Prince received a PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and he’s currently the 2012-2013 Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School. He is married to the poet Charlotte Pence.

The author will also hold a Q&A session for all interested students, 3-4 p.m., Monday, April 8, 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 (, or Christopher Hebert, Writer-in-Residence, UT Libraries (

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