ROBERT OLDSHUE & ALLEGRA HYDE *** BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT ***

October 8, 2016 - 10:00am
Prairie Lights

Robert Oldshue will read from his Iowa Short Fiction Award-Winning short story collection, November Storm. “Robert Oldshue writes stories that are as rich and self-complicating as novels. Set mostly in Boston, November Storm explores that city like Stuart Dybek’s Chicago or Edward P. Jones’s DC through the layers of its characters’ memories. Here a twenty-page story seems deeper and more densely sedimented with consciousness and retrospection than most two-hundred-page books.”— Bennett Sims

Robert Oldshue practices family medicine at a community health center in Boston. He holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College, and his work has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, the Gettysburg Review, and New England Review.

Allegra Hyde will read from Of This New World.  “Of This New World is the right title for a collection that’s so witheringly deadpan and compassionate about who we are now. From Adam and Eve to an uprooted flower child to a maimed veteran to a Mexican domestic . . . these protagonists are runaways and spirit-seekers who know the power of mystery and license and desire.”— Jim Shepard

Allegra Hyde received her B.A. from Williams College and her M.F.A. from Arizona State University. Her stories and essays have been published in New England Review, Gettysburg Review, and  The Missouri Review. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, as well as a notable mention in Best American Essays 2015.