The Robert J. and Katherine Carr visiting writing series brings author Mark Costello to the University of Illinois on Wednesday, February 13, 4:30pm at Illini Union Bookstore, Author's Corner (2nd Floor).
Mark Costello is the author of The Murphy Stories and Middle Murphy. His work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. He is the recipient of two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and five grants from the Illinois Arts Council. He is presently a professor emeritus here at the University of Illinois.
His work is described by Richard Yates as, "Nobody else in America writes like Mark Costello, and imitators had better not try. These brilliant stories are intimate, haunting, funny and sad, with the author fully in control of every sound and silence."