Mark Slouka

Fall 2015

SloukaThe author of six books of fiction and non-fiction, Mark Slouka’s work has been translated into sixteen languages. His stories and essays have been included in Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, and the PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories. In 2008, he was a finalist for the British Book Award for his novel The Visible World, and his 2011 collection of essays, Essays from the Nick of Time, received the PEN/Diamonstein-Speilvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. A contributing editor to Harper’s Magazine since 2001, his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Orion Magazine, Bomb, The Paris Review, Agni, and Granta. A Guggenheim and NEA fellowship recipient, he has taught literature and writing at Harvard, Columbia, and University of Chicago, where he served as Chair of Creative Writing.

October 28, 7pm – Reading and Book Signing, MLK 225/229
October 29, 1pm – Master Class, MLK Steinbeck Center



“Slouka’s storytelling is sure and patient, deceptively steady and devastatingly agile.”
— New York Times Book Review

“If ecstasy was Nabokov’s keynote, Slouka’s is passion. I can think of no one else who writes with such brazen fervor, with so much heart poured into every line.”
— Brian Hall

“What Slouka also draws, with unerring accuracy, is the primacy of friendship and loyalty among teens who feel they are powerless. Slouka gives them a voice here [Brewster], one filled with equal parts humor and pain.”
— Booklist

All events are open to the public and wheelchair accessible.