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Joynes Event :: Ann Patchett, Novelist

Wed, January 8, 2014
Joynes Event  ::   Ann Patchett, Novelist

This event is free and open to all honors students, although they must sign up in advance to attend. The sign-up sheet is available at the front desk of the Joynes Reading Room .

On Thursday, January 23rd, bestselling novelist Ann Patchett will speak in the Joynes Reading Room. Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of nonfiction. Patchett has received many awards and fellowships for her writing, including England’s Orange Prize, a PEN/Faulkner award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She co-founded Parnassus Books in Nashville, and has appeared on “The Colbert Report” and “The Martha Stewart Show” to talk about books and bookstores. In 2012, Time magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Beginning january 14th, honors students may sign up to attend the event at the front desk of the Joynes Reading Room.

"Patchett is a master storyteller who has an entertaining habit of dropping ordinary people into extraordinary and exotic circumstances to see what they’re made of. [An] expansive page-turner…Patchett’s fluid prose dissolves in the suspense of this out-there adventure…that readers will hate to see end.”
Publisher’s Weekly review of State of Wonder.


The Joynes Reading Room is located on the east side of the Carothers Residence Hall at 2501 Whitis Avenue on the University of Texas at Austin Campus.  Paid parking is available at the garage at 25th Street and San Antonio.

Call 512 471-5787 for more information.

Signing up for the event is required.  Seating will be limited.

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