MONTGOMERY—Best-selling author Sena Jeter Naslund will present her new novel, “Adam & Eve,” during a reading at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 29.
“An Evening with Sena Jete Naslund” is cosponsored by the TROY Department of English and the Alabama Writer’s Forum. The event starts 7 p.m. inside the Gold Room in Whitley Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Following a reading from “Adam & Eve,” Naslund will answer questions and sign copies of her books. Capitol Book and News will offer a selection of Naslund’s best-sellers for sale during the event, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Alabama High School Literary Arts Award Competition.
Naslund, a native of Birmingham, is the author of five novels and two short story collections. Her novel “Ahab's Wife,” a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection and national bestseller, was selected by Time magazine as one of the five best novels of 1999 and appeared on the notable book lists of the New York Review of Books and of Publishers Weekly. “Four Spirits,” a national bestseller, appeared on the notable book lists of The New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times, and The (Louisville) Courier-Journal.
Naslund holds a master’s and doctorial degree from the University of Iowa and has taught in the MFA programs of the University of Montana, Indiana University, and Vermont College. She is the former Kentucky Poet Laureate and currently Writer-in-Residence at the University of Louisville and the Program Director of the brief-residency MFA in writing at Spalding University.
She was the 2001 recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year and has received grants from the NEA, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women, as well as the Lawrence Fiction Prize, the Heasley Prize, the Southeastern Library Association Fiction Award and the Hall-Waters Award at Troy University. Last spring, Naslund was the Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.