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Nick Flynn, author of 'The Ticking Time Bomb,' to give reading

The Department of English will host a reading by Nick Flynn on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the WVU Downtown Library's Milano Reading Room. 

Nick Flynn

Flynn is the author of three memoirs: "The Reenactments," "The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment" and "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City," which has been made into a film, Being Flynn, starring Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano. He is the author of four books of poetry: "My Feelings," "The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands," "Some Ether," which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and "Blind Huber." He has been awarded fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Library of Congress, The Amy Lowell Trust and The Fine Arts Work Center. His poems, essays and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, National Public Radio’s This American Life and The New York Times Book Review.

The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.