Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Spotlight Shines on Author/English Professors

On October 2, Main Street Books in Mansfield will welcome BW professors of English, Michael Garriga and Kevin P. Keating, for "an entertaining evening of book talk," according to an article in the Richland Source. This will be the second year that Garriga and Keating visit Main Street Books, and the store says they are returning by popular demand.

Both professors have been receiving media attention recently for their respective literary successes. Garriga for his work on the online journal, Fiction Southeast, and Keating for his second novel, The Captive Condition

Garriga is the a co-founder and editor-at-large of Fiction Southeast, an online literary journal dedicated to short fiction. Fiction Southeast seeks to showcase short works of fiction by both up and coming writers and published writers. Recently, websites such as HuffPost Books have written about the growing success of the Louisiana based online journal. Garriga also continues to find success with The Book of Duels, his flash fiction novel that was published in 2014.

Keating's second novel, The Captive Condition, was published in July. The novel was highly influenced by his upbringing in "the darker" Cleveland in the 1970's and the retelling of his experiences earned him a spot on Cleveland Magazine's 2015 List of Most Interesting People. His debut novel, The Natural Order of Things, was published in 2013.