Author and medieval literature Professor Bruce Holsinger will read from his acclaimed debut novel, "A Burnable Book," at 6 p.m. March 13 at UC Merced.
His reading will be in the Leo and Dottie Kolligian Library, Room 355, and will be followed by a book signing. The event is free and open to the public.
The book is a historical novel, set in London in 1385, and features a political mystery involving writers John Gower and Geoffrey Chaucer. The novel has received positive reviews from the New York Times, NPR and the Washington Post, as well as a starred review from Publisher's Weekly.
Holsinger is a leading medieval scholar at University of Virginia, and is the author of several academic books, including "Neomedievalism, Neoconservatism and the War on Terror” and “The Premodern Condition." His books have won prizes from the Modern Language Association and the Medieval Academy of America. He is a Guggenheim fellow.
The event is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the English major and the Writing Program.
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