Kelly Writers Series Presents Prof. Nic Pizzolatto on September 7

Kelly Writers Series Presents Prof. Nic Pizzolatto on September 7

July 5, 2010

Nic Pizzolatto 2.jpgJuly 5, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Nic Pizzolatto, assistant professor of English at DePauw University, whose debut novel, Galveston, is receiving strong reviews, will make a presentation on Tuesday, September 7 (the date has been changed from the previously announced 9/15).  Pizzolatto will appear as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series.  The program, which is free and open to all, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center.

"In Nic Pizzolatto, we have a new noir voice who can write tough-guy talk with the best of them, but isn't afraid to show restraint and vulnerability," declared a review in the San Antonio Express-News. The Dallas Morning News stated that Galveston "delivers knockout crime noir in a lyrical, tough-guy voice,"while Booklist deems it "a taut first novel suffused with a strong noir sensibility," calling Nic Pizzolatto Galveston.jpgPizzolatto "a writer with a real feel for the special poetry of noir ... a fine crime-fiction debut."

Galveston was published by Simon & Schuster on June 15.

A 2006 story collection by Professor Pizzolatto, Between Here and the Yellow Sea, was named by Poets & Writers magazine as one of the top five fiction debuts of the year. His work has also appeared in the Atlantic, Oxford American, Best American Mystery Stories and other publications.

The James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series was established in 1998 with gifts from Marilou Morrell Kelly, a 1955 graduate of DePauw. Learn more about the Kelly Writers Series by clicking here.