Athens, Ga. – David Huddle, novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist and humorist, will read from his work Wednesday, April 16, at 4 p.m. on in room 214 of the University of Georgia’s Student Learning Center. His appearance, sponsored by UGA’s acclaimed literary quarterly The Georgia Review, is open to the public free of charge.
Since the appearance of Huddle’s first published short story in the pages of The Georgia Review in 1969, he has had four story collections, six poetry collections, two novels, two novellas, an essay collection and the multi-genre David Huddle Reader.
Huddle’s numerous awards and honors have included two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a literary festival in his honor at Emory and Henry College in Virginia, and Best Book of the Year awards from both the Los Angeles Times Book Review and Esquire for his novel The Story of a Million Years (Houghton Mifflin, 1999).
Huddle holds degrees in foreign affairs, English and writing from the University of Virginia, Hollins College and Columbia University, respectively. He has taught at the University of Vermont since 1971.
Glory River, David Huddle’s sixth poetry volume, has just been released by Louisiana State University Press. A long satirical romp from this collection, “The Cosmetic Surgeon Comes to Glory River,” is featured in the 60th-anniversary double issue of The Georgia Review.
Dorine Preston, a poet and essayist completing her doctoral work in creative writing at UGA, will open for Huddle with a brief mixed-genre of her own. Preston’s poems, essays and reviews have appeared in Isotope, New Delta Review, The Georgia Review and elsewhere. Currently, she is interning with the University of Georgia Press and working under a departmental dissertation-completion fellowship.
The Georgia Review, one of the nation’s top literary magazines, has been published continuously at the University of Georgia since 1947. Among its numerous awards and honors are the 2007 National Magazine Award in essays and a 2007 Governor’s Award in the Humanities. It also was named a finalist for a 2008 National Magazine Award in the General Excellence category. See http://www.uga.edu/garev/ for more information.