Professor, author to read his work

PULLMAN – WSU’s Department of English continues its Visiting Writer Series with Peter Chilson, who will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Museum of Art/WSU.

An informal conversation with the writer will also take place at noon on Nov. 8 in the Bundy Reading Room. Both events are free and open to the public.

The author’s new book, “Disturbance-Loving Species: A Novella and Stories,” won the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Fiction Prize. The stories in this book are about Americans in Africa struggling to cope with political and social conflict, and Africans trying to adjust to life in the United States.

Chilson, who teaches writing and literature at WSU, is also the author of the travelogue “Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa,” published by the University of Georgia Press in 1999. He’s won the AWP creative nonfiction book prize, the Gulf Coast Fiction Prize, and his work has appeared in “Audubon Magazine,” “The American Scholar,” “Best American Travel Essays” and “The North American Review” among other publications.

His books will be for sale after the reading.