Fiction writer Tom Paine, whose short story collection Scar Vegas was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, will read from his work at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Stearns Cinema Room at Johnson State College. His reading is free and open to the public.
Published by Harcourt, Scar Vegas also was a Pen/Hemingway Award finalist, a Village Voice “Writer on the Verge” pick, an Esquire “Hot List” book and a Barnes and Noble “Discover New Writers” pick.
A finalist for the National Magazine Award, Paine has published stories in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Playboy, Zoetrope, The Boston Review, The New England Review, Story and elsewhere. His fiction also has appeared in the award anthologies for The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize (twice), Best New Stories from the South, American Fiction X: Best Stories from Unpublished Writers and The KGB Bar Reader. His novel The Pearl of Kuwait (Harcourt) was featured on NPR, reviewed nationally and recently optioned.
For information, contact Sandra Noyes, Writing & Literature, Sandra.Noyes@jsc.edu or 802-635-1340.