Posted by William Nunnelley on 2012-02-06

Author and short story writer Michael Kardos will speak on the Samford University Visiting Writers Series Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Divinity Hall North 302.  The program is open to the public.

Kardos, codirector of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University, is the author of One Last Good Time, described by Kirkus Reviews as “an impresive debut collection.”   Kardos also has written the forthcoming novel, The Three-Day Affair (Mysterious Press), and a textbook, The Art and Craft of Fiction (Bedford/St. Martin’s).

His short stories appear in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Prism International, Prairie Schooner and other magazines and anthologies.


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.