On Monday, 9/19, at 7pm, Novelist Leah Stewart will read from her work as part of the university’s Writers in the Library reading series. The reading will be held in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of UT’s John C. Hodges Library. Stewart is the author of five novels, most recently The New Neighbor, a darkly sophisticated novel about an old woman’s curiosity turned into a dangerous obsession as she becomes involved in her new neighbor’s complicated and cloaked life. The New York Times Book Review says of The New Neighbor, “Stewart never relaxes her tight focus on these complex characters.” People Magazine calls it “a chilling page-turner.” Stewart’s sixth novel, What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw, is forthcoming from Putnam. Stewart is professor and area director of creative writing in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati. She has held visiting writer positions at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee; Vanderbilt University; and Murray State University in Kentucky. In 2010, she was the recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship and in 2014 the recipient of a Sachs Fund Prize.
Visit http://library.utk.edu/writers for a complete schedule of Writers in the Library readings for the 2016-2017 academic year. 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 Erin Elizabeth Smith, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.