Novelist Christopher Hebert at UT’s Writers in the Library on August 29

HebertNovelist Christopher Hebert will read from his newly released novel, Angels of Detroit, at the University of Tennessee on Monday, August 29, 2016. The event is part of the university’s Writers in the Library reading series. The public is invited to this free reading at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library.

Christopher Hebert is the author of the novels Angels of Detroit (Bloomsbury, 2016) and The Boiling Season (HarperCollins, 2012), winner of the 2013 Friends of American Writers award. He is also co-editor of Stories of Nation: Fictions, Politics, and the American Experience (forthcoming from UT Press). His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as FiveChapters, Cimarron Review, Narrative, Interview, and The Millions. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is editor-at-large for the University of Michigan Press. Currently he lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee.

Hebert’s newest novel has been praised in the Wall Street Journal and Shelf Awareness, and has been featured locally on WUOT and in the Knoxville Mercury. Called “ambitious, well-paced, observant,” and a “first-rate novel of flawed but admirable characters who want a brighter future,” Angels of Detroit works to build a landscape of vacant streets and darkened storefronts of a contemporary Detroit where characters struggle to define themselves in this urban wasteland that is also an ambiguous new frontier.

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