Tim Johnston

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January 27, 2010 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa City native Tim Johnston returns to Prairie Lights to read from Irish Girl, winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Tim Johnston received an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and then worked as a carpenter. His first book, Never So Green, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The tightly coiled stories in Irish Girl venture deeply into the consciousness of Midwesterners to unearth old tensions and buried animosities. “It’s dark in here, but brilliant. Tim Johnston is as wise as he is original, and his stories are impossible to forget.”–David Sedaris

Listen to an audio recording of this reading here