The MFA Reading Series will present author Joy Williams at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Student Union Lookout Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Williams is the acclaimed author of four novels, two collections of short stories and a collection of essays. Her first novel, “State of Grace” , was a National Book Award nominee and brought Williams much popular and critical attention. She followed with three more novels: “The Changeling” , “Breaking and Entering”  and “The Quick and the Dead” . Her most recent work is a collection of essays, “Ill Nature: Rants and Reflections on Humanity and Other Animals.”
Many of Williams’ short stories and essays have appeared in the Best American collections and anthologies, and a short story published in Antaeus won a National Magazine Award. She also is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Harold and Mildred Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.
The MFA Reading Series brings nationally renowned authors to the Boise State campus. For more information, contact MFA Reading Series coordinator Torin Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.