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JOYNES EVENT: Joshua Furst

Author of The Sabotage Cafe and Short People

Thu, November 19, 2009 | The Joynes Reading Room, Carothers 007A (CRD) enter through the east doors off the Quad

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Short People
Short People

Joshua Furst will read from and discuss new fiction this Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Joynes Reading Room at 7:30PM. Furst is the author of the story collection Short People and the novel The Sabotage Cafe.

“Furst is an impressively sharp, compassionate and morally scrupulous anatomist of human relationships.”

--The New York Times Book Review on The Sabotage Cafe

“Furst writes with a diction that tugs at the heartstrings”

--The Washington Times on The Sabotage Cafe


“A charged debut collection....Like children, each story has its own way of demanding the reader’s attention.”

--The Chicago Tribune on Short People

“Any of these stories is enough to breat your heart... Joshua Furst’s debut is both enjoyable and important.”

--The Times Literary Supplement (London)  on Short People

This event is free.

The Joynes Reading Room is located on the east side of the Carothers Residence Hall. Call 512-471-5787 for more information.



Sponsored by: The Joynes Suite and the Mary Lu Joynes Endowment

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