STEVEN SHERRILL

October 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Writers’ Workshop graduate Steven Sherrill will read from his long-awaited sequel to The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time. It’s taken 16 years, but the Minotaur is back! The selfsame Minotaur from Greek mythology, transplanted to the modern American South, is working as a Civil War re-enactor at a run-down living history park in the Rust Belt of central Pennsylvania. “M” is still experiencing the pain of being a lonely outsider and he is still searching for some kind of connection to ease his long journey through life.

Sherrill is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship for Fiction, and his first novel, The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, was selected by Neil Gaiman for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. Sherrill is the author of Visits From the Drowned Girl, The Locktender’s House, the poetry collection, Ersatz Anatomy, and the novel Joy, PA. He teaches at Penn State Altoona and lives in State College, Pennsylvania.