Readings in Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry

Spring 2018 


Jonathan Corcoran headshot

JONATHAN CORCORAN is the author of the story collection The Rope Swing (West Virginia University Press), which was a finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Awards and long-listed for The Story Prize. His stories have been anthologized in Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia and Best Gay Stories 2017.


Douglas Martin headshot

DOUGLAS A. MARTIN is the author of some nine books, including fiction and poetry. ACKER (Nightboat Books) has been praised by Maggie Nelson as “exactly the kind of literary criticism I want to read right  now…generous, tender, eloquent.” Douglas has been a visiting writer and professor at Wesleyan since 2008.


Ruth Nisse headshot

RUTH NISSE is a professor of English and Jewish studies at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Defining Acts: Drama and the Politics of Interpretation in Late Medieval England.


WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 | RUSSELL HOUSE | 6:00 P.M.

Paul Auster headshot

PAUL AUSTER is the bestselling author of Report from the Interior, Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature. Among his other honors are the Prix Médicis étranger for Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke, and the Premio Napoli for Sunset Park. In 2012 he was the first recipient of the NYC Literary Honors in the category of Fiction. He has also been a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (The Music of Chance), and the Edgar Award (City of Glass). He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.