Rachel Kushner's Frostic Reading Series appearance rescheduled

Contact: Mark Schwerin
Photo of writer Rachel Kushner.


KALAMAZOO—An author who has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award has rescheduled her reading as part of the Frostic Reading Series at Western Michigan University, after her original date was canceled due to travel difficulties.

Rachel Kushner will read from her works at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Little Theatre. Her appearance is free and open to the public.

Rachel Kushner

In addition to her National Book Award nominations, Kushner is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her fiction and essays appear regularly in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, Fence, BOMB and Grand Street. Her first novel, "Telex from Cuba," was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for both the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. It was a winner of the California Book Award. Her latest work, "The Flamethrowers," was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and was named one of the Top Ten Books of 2013 by The New York Times.

Kushner travels and speaks worldwide and lives in Los Angeles with her son, Remy, and her husband, Jason.

About the series

The Frostic Reading Series presents acclaimed creative writers from across the nation and beyond. Every year, a diverse range of readings that encompasses poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama attract both campus and off-campus audiences.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/english/events/frostic.html.