Scott Hutchins will be at Nightbird reading from and signing his novel, A Working Theory of Love. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Hutchins is a visiting professor in its MFA program this term.
Scott Hutchins is a former Truman Capote fellow in the Wallace Stegner Pro-
gram at Stanford University, where he currently teaches. His work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, Catamaran, Five Chapters, The Owls, The Rumpus, The New York Times, San Francisco Magazine and Esquire, and has been set to improvisational jazz. He is the recipient of two major Hopwood awards and the Andrea Beauchamp prize in short fiction. In 2006 and 2010, he was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. His novel A Working Theory of Love was a Barnes and Noble Discover Pick, a finalist for the California Book Award, and a San Francisco Chronicle and Salon Best Book of 2012. It has been translated into nine languages.
Before his brief marriage imploded, Neill Bassett took a job feeding data into what could be the world's first sentient computer. Only his attempt to give it language through the journals his father left behind after committing suicide has unexpected consequences. Amidst this turmoil, Neill meets Rachel, a naive young woman escaping a troubled past, and finds himself unexpectedly drawn to her and the possibilities she holds. But as everything he thought about the past becomes uncertain, every move forward feels impossible.
Clever, funny, and very entertaining… Hutchins is an unsentimental and compassionate creator of vivid characters… [a] charming, warmhearted, and thought-provoking novel.”
—New York Times Book Review