Published on October 24, 2013
Samford University will host a free public reading by author Kathryn Davis Monday Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Auditorium (Brooks Hall 134). The event is part of the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) Visiting Writers Series.
Davis is the author of seven novels, most recently Duplex
. While her plots are often experimental and elliptical, her prose is always vividly descriptive, committed to realism even as she incorporates elements of fable and fantasy into her otherwise ordinary suburban and historical settings.
The author’s honors include the Kafka Prize, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2006 Lannan Award for Fiction.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.