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October 28th, 2010
Author Doug Dorst to give reading at Katherine Anne Porter House


Award-winning author Doug Dorst will hold a reading and book signing 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Katherine Anne Porter House in Kyle.

The event is cosponsored by the Therese Kayser Lindsey Reading Series and the Texas State University Department of English. It is free and open to the public.

Dorst is the author of Alive in Necropolis, runner-up for the 2009 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Shirley Jackson Award, winner of the Emperor Norton Award, and San Francisco’s 2009 One City One Book selection. His most recent collection, The Surf Guru, has received wide aclaim.

The winner of a 2008 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, Dorst is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, Epoch and other journals, as well as in the anthology Politically Inspired. He is also a former Jeopardy! champion. A longtime resident of San Francisco, Dorst now lives in Austin, where he teaches creative writing at St. Edward’s University.

For more information, call (785) 840-4607 or email


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