As part of the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, Susan Neville will read from her luminous non-fiction writings, which run the gamut from visiting Hummer factories and Goth nights for teenagers to studying the painting of religious icons to contemplating our relationship to landscape, both real and invented. Her work is marked by her curiosity, intelligence and humor, and she takes readers to fascinating places we would seldom venture on our own. A reception and book-signing will follow. This event is sponsored by the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette, The Office of Student Development, and the Department of English.
About the author:
Susan Neville is the author of five works of creative nonfiction: Fabrication: Essays on Making Things and Making Meaning; Iconography: A Writer's Meditation; Sailing the Inland Sea: On Writing, Literature, and Land; Indiana Winter; and Twilight in Arcadia. Her prize-winning collections of short fiction include In the House of Blue Lights, winner of the Richard Sullivan prize and listed as a 'Notable Book' by the Chicago Tribune, and Invention of Flight, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in the Pushcart Prize anthology and in anthologies including Extreme Fiction (Longman) and The Story Behind the Story (Norton.) She holds the Demia Butler Chair at Butler University.