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ASU Writers Conference: “A Conversation with Manuel Muñoz”

Thursday, February 29, 2024 9:30 a.m. Free

Join us for a presentation by critically acclaimed short-story writer Manuel Muñoz, the featured speaker for ASU’s 27th Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton!

Muñoz will give two presentations during the ASU Writers Conference. At 9:30 a.m., he will lead “A Conversation with Manuel Muñoz,” and then at 7 p.m., he will present “Reading and Presentation by Manuel Muñoz.”

About the Author

Portrait of Manuel Muñoz Photo Credit: John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Muñoz is the author of a novel, “What You See in the Dark,” and the short-story collections “Zigzagger” and “The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue,” which was shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. His most recent collection, “The Consequences,” was a finalist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize and longlisted for the Story Prize.

A recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant along with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, he has been recognized with a Whiting Writer’s Award, three O. Henry Awards, and two selections in Best American Short Stories, and was awarded the 2023 Joyce Carol Oates Prize. His work has appeared in places like The New York Times, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature and ZYZZYVA.

A native of Dinuba, California, and a first-generation college student, Manuel graduated from Harvard University and received his M.F.A. in creative writing at Cornell University. He currently lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.