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Award-Winning Fiction Writer to be Featured at Drake

Brian Leung

CONTACT: Katie Knorovsky, 515-271-1834, katie.knorovsky@drake.edu

Brian Leung, an award-winning fiction writer, will share his work and discuss his writing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Reading Room of Drake University’s Cowles Library, 28th Street and University Avenue. Leung’s presentation, which is free and open to public, is part of the Spring Drake Writers and Critics Series.

Leung’s short story collection, “World Famous Love Acts,” which was published in 2004 by Sarabande Books, won the Mary McCarthy Award in Short Fiction as well as the Asian American Literary Award in Fiction. His first novel, “Lost Men,” will be published in June by the Crown Publishing Group under the Shave Areheart literary imprint.

Leung’s fiction, poetry and nonfiction have been published widely in journals such as Story, Gulf Coast, Crazyhorse, Crab Orchard Review and Mid-American Review, among others. He teaches at University of Louisville, where he is an assistant professor of English. Leung received his M.F.A. from Indiana University.

The schedule for the remainder of the series appears below:

• Jennifer Perrine, Drake assistant professor of English, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, Reading Room of Cowles Library.

• Dan Chaon, author of “You Remind Me of Me,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, Reading Room of Cowles Library.

The Drake Writers and Critics Series is sponsored by the Drake English Department and made possible by a grant from the Drake Center for the Humanities. For more information, contact Dina Smith at 515-271-3127 or dina.smith@drake.edu.