William Vollmann will be speaking and giving a reading at UGA this Friday. Vollmann is a prolific writer who won the 2005 National Book Award for Europe Central. David Ingle of the Georgia Review tells us that Vollmann has also recently written some interesting nonfiction such as Poor People, a book covering the reasons for poverty around the world, and Riding Toward Everywhere, an exploration into the subculture of hopping on freight trains.
Vollmann will hold a symposium at 4 p.m. in Peabody 115 ("the barn") and give a reading at 7 p.m. in the P-J North Auditorium (the Instructional Plaza).
More information is available on The Georgia Review Blog.