Bards in the Arb Visiting Writers Series: George Bishop (Novelist)
February 18 at 7–8 pm[1h]
Interpretive Center at the Gustavus Arboretum
George Bishop will read from his new novel, The Night of the Comet.
Bishop holds a BA from Loyola University in New Orleans, an MFA from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and an MA from the School for International Training in Vermont. He has lived and taught in Slovakia, Turkey, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, India, and Japan. His first novel, Letter to My Daughter was published by Ballantine Books in 2010; his second, The Night of the Comet, came out this summer, also with Ballantine.
In a past life he starred as Murphy Gilcrease, the teenage vampire, in the 1988 New World Pictures release Teen Vamp.
The Night of the Comet has received widespread praise since its release, with glowing reviews in People, The New York Post, Kirkus Reviews, Shelf Awareness, and Publishers Weekly, among others. It was a featured selection in Reuters "Book Talk” column, and was chosen as the September book of the month for National Public Radio's "The Radio Reader.” It was recently named a "Best Books of 2013” by Kirkus Reviews. Booklist calls The Night of the Comet "A quiet, occasionally bittersweet novel about the differences between desire and disappointment, expectation and reality.”
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