Award-Winning Novelist Carter Sickels Debuts His New Book

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Award-winning novelist Carter Sickels will be reading from his debut novel, The Evening Hour this Monday at 7 p.m. in the Greek Alumni Room of the PAC.

The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury USA), is set in contemporary West Virginia and deals with issues of poverty, aging, environmental degradation, identity and modernization in the mountains.  The novel was a Finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award, the Lambda Literary Debut Fiction Award, and the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Fiction Award.

Sickels is winner of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and the recipient of a 2013 project grant from Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council. He has been awarded scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, and VCCA. Carter earned his MFA in Fiction at Penn State University and his MA in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Oregon and currently teaches in Wesleyan’s Low Residency MFA Program.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Honors Program.

A Q&A session and book signing will follow the reading.