Author to give reading

March 5, 2013

Writer Jonis Agee will present a fiction reading on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wyckoff Room of the Cullom-Davis Library at Bradley University. The reading, a presentation of Bradley’s Visiting Writers Series, is free and open to the public.

Agee is the Adele Hall Professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of twelve books, including five novels - Sweet Eyes, Strange Angels, South of Resurrection, The Weight of Dreams and her most recent, The River Wife.  She also has authored five collections of short fiction - Pretend We've Never Met, Bend This Heart, A .38 Special and a Broken Heart, Taking the Wall, and Acts of Love on Indigo Road. She has also published two books of poetry: Houses and Mercury.

Her awards include ForeWord Magazine's Editor's Choice Award for Taking the Wall, the Gold Medal in Fiction for Acts of Love on Indigo Road, a National Endowment for the Arts grant in fiction, a Loft-McKnight Award, a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction, and two Nebraska Book Awards. Three of her books - Strange Angels, Bend This Heart, and Sweet Eyes - were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times.