Former Gainesville resident Jeff Parker will be returning to town for a reading at the Headquarters library on May 19, at 2 p.m. He will be reading from his work, taking questions, and signing books.
Parker is the author of the story collection The Taste of Penny and the novel Ovenman, which is set in Gainesville. His short fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, n+1, Ploughshares, and others. His nonfiction book Igor in Crisis about fear and loathing on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, is forthcoming in 2014.
He currently teaches at the University of Tampa and will join the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the Fall.
Interview with Jeff Parker.
Read a review of Ovenman.