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Writer & UT Alum M.O. Walsh to Read

Writer M.O. Walsh will read from his work on Monday, 9/21, at 7PM, in the Hodges Library auditorium. M.O. Walsh is the author of the short story collection The Prospect of Magic, which won the Tartt’s Fiction Prize, and the novel My Sunshine Away, which was a New York Times Bestseller, an Indie Next Pick, an Amazon Featured Debut and an Entertainment Weekly “Must” Pick for 2015. His stories and essays have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Southern Review, Oxford American and Best New American Voices, among other publications. M.O. Walsh was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is currently the director of The Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans and The Yokshop in Oxford, MS. He is a UT alum from the class of 2001.

In addition to the evening reading, the author will participate in a Q&A discussion at 12:30 p.m., 9/21, in 1210 McClung Tower. The discussion is open to all UT students and faculty. Learn more about the author and his work at

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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