Every so often, a writer visits Medaille at the moment he is breaking out, going from relative obscurity to national acclaim. So it is with Matt Bell, a 32 year-old author whose first novel, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods (Soho Press) came out last summer to rave reviews:
Bell’s novel isn’t just a joy to read, it’s also one of the smartest meditations on the subjects of love, family and marriage in recent years…. the novel is a monument to the uniqueness of every relationship, the possibility that love itself can make the world better, though of course it’s never easy.” —Michael Schaub, NPR
“In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods is a terrifying and wonderful fable that has nestled itself somewhere deep inside my shoulder blades. I have never come across a book that is so close to a dream state, with all the wildness and wonder and transfiguration that implies.” —Flavorwire
“In the House left me with the literary elation of having read Faulkner. With his first novel, Matt Bell breaks new ground to construct a masterpiece.” —Margaret Brown, Shelf Unbound
This will be a rare opportunity for an intimate visit with one of the hottest new American novelists. Matt will be reading from his new book, followed by a Q&A. Refreshments will be served.
Feb. 20, 7pm, Academic Commons.
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