Author Kevin Wilson will give a reading at UMSL's Gallery 210.

Kevin Wilson, the award-winning, Tennessee-based author of “Tunneling to the Center of the Earth,” will read his fiction at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri­–St. Louis. The reading is free and open to the public.

Wilson has received the Alex Award from the American Library Association and a 2009 Shirley Jackson Award. His stories have appeared in the literary magazines “Tin House,” “Ploughshares” and “One Story.” His collection, “Tunneling to the Center of the Earth,” was published in 2009 by Ecco/Harper Perennial. His next book is “The Family Fang: A Novel,” which is due out in 2011.

Wilson lives in Sewanee, Tenn., with his wife, poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his son, Griff.

Gallery 210 is in the Telecommunity Center on UMSL’s North Campus, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). The reading is sponsored by the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at UMSL.

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