Next Up | Tamas Dobozy

Fiction writer Tamas Dobozy, author most recently of the critically-acclaimed short-story collection Siege 13, kicks off the fall 2013 New Writing Series with a reading from his work on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 5:30pm in the the Soderberg Center Auditorium (Jenness Hall) on the flagship campus of the University of Maine system in Orono. Gregory Howard of the UMaine creative writing faculty will host the reading and the Q&A to follow.

Tamas Dobozy
Tamas Dobozy

Tamas Dobozy has published more than fifty works of short fiction in journals such as GrantaAgniFiction,One Story, and Alaska Quarterly Review. In 2011, he was awarded a PEN/O. Henry Prize for “The Resotration of the Villa Where Tíbor Kálmán Once Lived,” a story included in Siege 13. He was also awarded the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Creative Writing at New York University in 2009. Dobozy lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Learn more about Dobozy by visiting these links:

Brett Josef Grubisic interviews Dobozy for The Rumpus in March of 2013.

Garth Risk Hallberg reviews Siege 13 in the New York Times Sunday Book Review of April 5, 2013.

Dobozy responds to “the Proust Questionnaire” for Open Book Ontario.


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The UMaine New Writing Series is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Lloyd H. Elliott fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Pulp & Paper Foundation for the use of the Soderberg Center. For more information contact Steve Evans at steven dot evans at maine dot edu or at 207-581-3818.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation for a NWS event, please contact Ann Smith in the office of Disability Support Service, 121 East Annex, 581-2319 (Voice) or 581-2311 (TDD).

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