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'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series

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Former U.S. Peace Corps rural AIDS educator, Tony D'Souza is tonight's presenter for the Murray State MFA Residency Reading Series that's open to all at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery.  His fictional works, like Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight grow from non-fictional stimuli, and have won him prestigious literary awards, national publication, and academic fellowships.

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D'Souza is guest author of the Murray State MFA Residency Reading Series. Entertainment Weekly described him as a "savvy storyteller," describing Mule as a page turning-zeitgeist-capturing novel about a young couple who go to desperate measures to survive the recession. Mule was met with praise by Vanity Fair, Gawker, Kirkus, Booklist and Library Journal.

His other novels include Whiteman, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and The Konkans, which was called the "best novel of the year" by the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and Poets & Writers Magazine. The latter is a thriller as well as as an interior monologue about morality, desperation, and marriage.

MFA Reading Series Schedule:

Readings are in the Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery on the 6th floor of the Doyle Fine Arts Building on Murray State's campus. They are free and open to the public.

Christine Bailey and Seth Johnson (MFA Alumni)
Saturday,  July 12th
3:00 P.M.

Tony Earley
Sunday, July 13th
7:30 P.M.

Hear our conversation with Tony Earley

Tony D’Souza
Tuesday, July 15th
7:30 P.M.
(Reception and Book Signing at the Faculty Club to follow)

Esther Lee
Thursday, July 17th
7:30 P.M.
(Reception and Book Signing at the Faculty Club to follow)

Hear our conversation with Esther Lee

Find Tony D'Souza's work on Amazon:

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The Konkans

Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight

See Tony D'Souza's website

More about Murray State's MFA Program

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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