Award-Winning Author Kicks Off Speaker Series

09/19/2012
Contact: Beverly James
Phone: 678-891-2686
Fax: 678-891-2966
Author: Beverly James

For Immediate Release

The Chattahoochee Review will bring Thomas Mullen, winner of the 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction, to Georgia Perimeter College to kick off The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series. Mullen will read from his novels from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

A book signing and reception will be held after the discussion. The event will be held on Dunwoody Campus, NB2100/2101. Mullen’s visit is free and open to the public.

Mullen’s first novel, “The Last Town on Earth,” was awarded the 2007 James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction. His second novel, “The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers,” for which he won the 2012 Townsend Prize for Fiction, tells a mythical tale of two bank-robbing brothers in the Depression-era Midwest who keep coming back to life after they have been shot dead. Mullen’s third novel, “The Revisionists,” blends espionage, time travel and politics in contemporary Washington, D.C.

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series was created to connect GPC students and faculty to the strong, vibrant and diverse literary community that the publication has built over the course of its 33-year publishing history.  GPC and The Chattahoochee Review have been custodians of the Townsend Prize since 1997.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves approximately 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.