Published on October 24, 2013  
Davis Duplex

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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.