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Katie Estill and Daniel Woodrell Reading
Daniel Woodrell has been called one of the best kept secrets in American literature and is the author of eight books including Tomato Red which won the 1999 PEN Center USA award for fiction, Woe to Live On which was adapted into a movie by Ang Lee, and Winter’s Bone, recently adapted into an Oscar-nominated film of the same name. He recently published his first collection of short fiction, The Outlaw Album, twelve new, timeless tales of those on the fringes of society. Five of Daniel Woodrell's eight published novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Woodrell lives in the Ozarks near the Arkansas line with his wife, Katie Estill.
Photo by Bruce Carr.
Katie Estill is a graduate of Kenyon College and has an MFA degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lived in Greece for five years and has worked as a teacher, journalist, and head of a county task force on violence against women. She is the author of two novels: Evening Would Find Me, published by Joyce Carol Oates’ Ontario Review Press, and Dahlia’s Gone, St. Martin’s Press, which was a finalist for the Dashiell Hammett Prize. Her short stories have appeared in such journals as The Missouri Review, Mid-American Review, Ontario Review, Elder Mountain, and the anthology, Surreal South. She lives in the Ozarks with her husband, Daniel Woodrell.
Location: Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA