Woman Walks Into an Auditorium

Nicole Krauss reads on the UT campus tonight

Author photo by Patric Shaw
Author photo by Patric Shaw (image courtesy of nicolekrauss.com)

National Book Award finalist Nicole Krauss (Man Walks Into a Room, The History of Love) will be stopping off in town tonight for a reading, signing, and chat at the Harry Ransom Center's Jessen Auditorium.

Krauss is currently touring in promotion of the paperback release of Great House, her polarizing third novel. Some people were put off by it; I put it on my shortlist for best books of 2010, partly because of that dogged refusal to curry favor or flatter the reader. Broken into four narratives that defy neat resolution, Great House isn't an easy read – in our 2010 review, we called it "both challenging and …  ravishing." If Krauss is half the reader as she is a writer, it should be a very fine evening indeed.

The event takes place tonight (9/20), 7pm, at the HRC's Jessen Auditorium on the University of Texas campus. Doors open at 6:30, but you might want to start queuing up earlier that that, as space is limited. Krauss will read from Great House and speak with Michener Center director James Magnuson before signing books.

Can't make it out tonight? The event will be broadcast live over the internet here.

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