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Fall 2014 readings in the Community and World Literary Series:

December 4th: William Luvaas

WHERE? - CSUSM, University Student Union 2310

WHEN? - 7 pm

William Luvaas has published two novels, The Seductions of Natalie Bach (Little, Brown) and Going Under (Putnam), and two story collections, A Working Man's Apocrypha (U. Oklahoma Press) and Ashes Rain Down (Spuyten Duyvil). Ashes was The Huffington Post's 2013 Book of the Year and a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and The Montaigne Medal. His books have been nominated for The National Book Critics Circle Award, The National Book Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Producer George Paaswell has optioned film rights for his first novel. In addition to a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he has won Glimmer Train's Fiction Open Contest, The Ledge Magazine's Fiction Contest, and Fiction Network's 2nd National Fiction Competition. Luvaas's essays, articles, reviews, and stories have appeared in dozens of publications, including Antioch Review, The American Fiction Anthology, Blackbird, Confrontation, Glimmer Train, Grain Mag., North American Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, Short Story, Stand Mag., The Sun, Thema, The Village Voice and The Washington Post Book World. He has worked as a Vista Volunteer, carpenter, craftsman, journalist, and writer-in-residence in New York schools, and has taught fiction writing at San Diego State University and U.C. Riverside. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lucinda, an artist and film maker. He has recently completed a new novel, Beneath The Coyote Hills.

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