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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413
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Descent: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616204778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - December 1st, 2015



Wednesday, January 13 at 7PM

O. Henry Prize Award Winner
speaking & signing





Descent was one of our favorite books of 2015. We named it the second pick of our Trust Fall book club and were thrilled to see it meet critical acclaim nationwide. We’re very excited to welcome author Tim Johnston here to BookPeople to discuss this masterful literary thriller, now in paperback, that follows one family through the unthinkable - the disappearance of their teenage daughter. Book clubs, this is a perfect must-discuss pick for you. Join us tonight to learn more!



TIM JOHNSTON is the author of the debut adult novel Descent, the story collection Irish Girl, and the young adult novel Never So Green. Published in 2009, the stories in Irish Girl won an O. Henry Prize, the New Letters Award for Writers, and the Gival Press Short Story Award, while the collection itself won the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. In 2005 the title story, Irish Girl, was included in the David Sedaris anthology of favorites, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules. Johnston s stories have also appeared in New England Review, New Letters, the Iowa Review, the Missouri Review, DoubleTake, Best Life Magazine, and Narrative Magazine, among others. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He currently teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Memphis.

If you cannot attend the event and would like to order a signed copy of the book: order a signed book right over here. We ship all over the world!

Thank you for supporting Tim Johnston and your local independent bookstore!