LON OTTO

June 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Lon Otto will read from his third collection of stories, A Man in Trouble, from Brighthorse Books. “From Victorian home crawl spaces, to near-calamitous fishing ventures, to inner city foot-chases, Lon Otto explores the flash points in families, in friendships, and in the dynamics of a racially mixed community. This is a moving collection of stories that deftly explores the boundaries of trust and compassion—and it is a book many readers have been waiting for. I loved it. It was well worth the wait.” —Jim Heynen

Lon Otto is the author of A Nest of Hooks, winner of the Iowa School of Letters Award for Short Fiction, the short story collection Cover Me, and the craft chapbook Grit. His work is widely anthologized. He regularly teaches in the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and is professor emeritus at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.