Award Winning Writer Benjamin Percy to Speak• February 24, 2010
Wabash College will host contemporary fiction writer, Benjamin Percy, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in room 101 in Baxter Hall.
Percy is one of the most renowned young voices in contemporary fiction today. He has won numerous awards, including a Whiting Award, one of the most prestigious awards for creative writing in the country.
He has published two collections of short fiction, The Language of Elk (2006) and Refresh, Refresh (2007) which was a Graywolf Press bestseller. His novel The Wilding is forthcoming this year also with Gray Wolf Press. He also has one graphic novel, an adaptation of Paris Review’s Plimpton-prize-winning story “Refresh, Refresh” and a film adaptation as well.
Percy’s fiction and nonfiction have been read on National Public Radio, performed at Symphony Space, and published by Esquire, Men’s Journal, Paris Review, Chicago Tribune, The Southern Review, and many other publications. His fiction has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize.
Percy received his BA with Honors from Brown University and his MFA with a teaching fellowship from Southern Illinois University. He currently teaches creative writing (fiction and nonfiction) in the MFA program at Iowa State University. Prior to joining the faculty, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Marquette University. Percy is also a faculty member at the Low-Res MFA program at Pacific University.
Percy’s talk is free and open to the public.