Rilla Askew and Timothy O'Grady will we at Nightbird Books on Thursday evening, February 6th for readings, booksignings, and all around good fun. Askew and O'Grady are both visiting professors in the writing department at U of A.
Rilla Askew received a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the author of four novels, and has been nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Dublin IMPAC Prize, and is a three-time recipient of the Oklahoma Book Award. Rilla's newest novel Kind of Kin releases in paperback in mid-January.
Timothy O’Grady is the author of the prize-winning novel Motherland and co-author with Kenneth Griffith of Curious Journey: An Oral History of Irelands’s Unfinished Revolution. His most recent work, I Could Read the Sky is a collaboration, in the shape of a lyrical novel, between writer Timothy O’Grady and photographer Steve Pyke. Pyke’s photographs–portraits, still-lifes, and landscapes– enhance the story of an Irish migrant worker who leaves Ireland for the promise of a better life in England.