Philadelphia Novelist Will Read His Work and Discuss Writing

Josh Emmons, a novelist who currently lives in Philadelphia, will read new work and answer questions about writing at Ursinus College April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The event, open to the public, is in the Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center.

A graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (2002), he published his first book, The Loss of Leon Meed, in 2005, which was a Book Sense pick and winner of a James MichenerCopernicus Society of America Award. His second novel, Prescription for a Superior Existence, which explores the intersections of faith, religion and desire, was published in 2008. His fiction and non-fiction have been published in various magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Emmons has taught at the University of the Arts, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Iowa, Grinnell and Whitman colleges, and elsewhere.