APPLETON, WIS. – Author K.C. Frederick, winner of the 2007 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, reads from his latest novel, “Inland,” Monday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Lawrence University’s Main Hall, Room 201. A book signing and reception with the author will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.
Frederick’s fourth novel, “Inland” is set on a small Midwestern state college campus in the fall of 1959. It follows graduate student and freshman English teacher Ted Riley as he navigates love, loss, family and new relationships during the Cold War.
In April, Frederick, a resident of suburban Boston, received the L.L. Winship/ PEN New England Award for fiction for “Inland.” Established by The Boston Globe in 1975 to honor long-time Globe editor Laurence L. Winship, the award is presented annually to a New England author or a book with a New England setting. Previous recipients have included E.B. White, Susan Cheever, Anita Shreve, Stanley Kunitz and Leo Damrosch, among others.
In addition to his other three novels — “Accomplices (2003), “The Fourteenth Day,” (2000) and “Country of Memory,” (1998) — Fredericks has written nearly 50 short stories, several of which have been selected as “distinctive stories” for inclusion in the annual “Best American Short Stories” series. He was included in the “Outstanding Writers” Pushcart Prize in 1986 for “Everybody’s Got a Hungry Heart.” His short stories also have appeared in numerous periodicals, including Epoch, Shenandoah, Kansas Quarterly, Ascent and Ohio Review.
The recipient of a 1993 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Frederick has taught creative writing as a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
His appearance is sponsored by the Marguerite Schumann ’44 Lectureship Fund.