Tuesday, October 17
Jeff Parker/Aetna Writer-in-Residence
Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, Storrs Center, 6:30 pm
Co-sponsored with the Aetna Chair of Writing and the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore
Jeff Parker is the author of the nonfiction book Where Bears Roam the Streets: A Russian Journal (2015), the novel Ovenman (2007), and the short story collection The Taste of Penny (2010). With Pasha Malla, he assembled the book of found sports poetry Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion (2015), and with Annie Liontas he edited A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors (2015). His short fiction and nonfiction have been published in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ploughshares, Tin House, The Walrus, and many others. With Mikhail Iossel he co-edited two volumes of contemporary Russian prose in translation, Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (2009) and Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States (2004). He also co-translated the novel Sankya by Zakhar Prilepin from the Russian. He has taught at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Toronto, the Russian State University for the Humanities, and the University of Tampa, and he currently teaches in the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is the co-founder and Director of the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.