Cropper Writers Series: Ron Carlson
Date and Time
Friday, September 23, 2011 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
Ron Carlson is the author of ten books of fiction, including his novel The Signal (Penguin 2009) and the short story collection A Kind of Flying (W.W. Norton 2003). His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harper's, The New Yorker, GQ, and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O'Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and dozens of other anthologies. Carlson directed the Creative Writing program at Arizona State University for many years but is now the Creative Writing program director at the University of California at Irvine. Among his awards is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. The Signal is the action-packed tale of a divorced couple who go backpacking in the Wind River Mountains and run into all sorts of trouble, including some unfriendly meth-runners who poach elk on the side.