Nancy Reisman at UT’s Writers in the Library on October 5

Reisman_smallWriter Nancy Reisman will read from her work on Monday, October 5, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Nancy Reisman is the author of the novels Trompe L’Oeil (Tin House 2015) and The First Desire, a New York Times Notable book, and the short story collection House Fires, recipient of the Iowa Short Fiction Award.

Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Tin House, Narrative, Five Points, Yale Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Best American Short Stories 2001, and O. Henry Prize Stories 2005. She has received awards and fellowships from the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Commission for the Arts, and others.

Reisman has been a member of the Creative Writing faculty at Vanderbilt University since 2005.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (

Visit for a complete schedule of readings for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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