Hall Center For The Humanities


Robert Day
Award-winning author & KU Alumnus

"The Art of Exporting Kansas Fiction: A Literary Conversation with Award-Winning KU Author Robert Day"
Special Events

Fri., Apr. 19, 2013, 9:00am - 11:00am
RSVP required by April 12 to hallcenter@ku.edu. Breakfast served.
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall

Robert Day, award-winning Kansan author and graduate of KU, will participate in a literary conversation regarding his experience with success as a writer whose works are centered around the state of Kansas. His novel, The Last Cattle Drive, was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection.  His short fiction has won a number of prizes and citations, including two Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner/NEA prize, and Best American Short story and Pushcart citations. His fiction has been published by Tri-Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, Kansas Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, and New Letters, among others. He is the author of two novellas, as well as Speaking French in Kansas, a collection of short stories.

His nonfiction has been published in the "Washington Post Magazine", "Smithsonian Magazine", "Forbes FYI",  "Modern Maturity", "World Literature Today," and "American Scholar." As a member of the Prairie Writers Circle his essays have been reprinted in numerous newspapers and journals nationwide, and on such inter-net sites as Counterpunch.

Among his awards and fellowships are a National Endowment to the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Yaddo and McDowell Fellowships, a Maryland Arts Council Award, and the Edgar Wolfe Award for distinguished fiction.  His teaching positions include The Iowa Writers Workshop; The University of Kansas; and the Graduate Faculty at Montaigne College, The University of Bordeaux.

He is past President of the Associated Writing Programs; the founder and former director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House; and founder and publisher of the Literary House Press at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland where he is an Adjunct Professor of English Literature.

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