Posted by William Nunnelley on 2009-10-27

Author Thomas E. Kennedy, whose more than 20 books include the Copenhagen Quartet, will speak as part of the Samford University Writers Series Monday, Nov. 2.  The 7 p.m. program in Samford’s Divinity Hall North 302 is open to the public free.

Kennedy has won both the O. Henry Prize for short stories and the Pushcart Prize for short stories, poetry, essays and other writing.  He also won the European Short Story Competition twice.

Kennedy’s Copenhagen Quartet includes Kerrigan’s Copenhagen, A Love Story (2002), Bluett’s Blue Hours (2003), Greene’s Summer (2004) and Danish Fall (2005)—all novels about life in Copenhagen, where Kennedy resides. He also maintains a faculty position in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s master of fine arts program.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.