Andrew Porter, author of The Theory of Light and Matter, which won the 2007 Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction, will be coming to read at the Author's Corner of the Illini Union Bookstore on Monday, February 9 at 4:30 p.m. After reading, he will autograph copies of his book, which will be available for purchase at the event. The event is free and open to the public.
Andrew Porter grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the youngest of three children. He earned a B.A. in English from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the 2004 W.K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts from Vassar College, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee' Writers' Conference, an Artist Foundation of San Antonio Award and the Glenna Luschei Award, among others. Porter's fiction has appeared in One Story, Epoch, The Ontario Review, Prairie Schooner, The Antioch Review, StoryQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, Others Voices, Story and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. He also has had his work read on NPR's "Selected Shorts." Currently, Porter lives in San Antonio, where he is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Trinity University.