IA – From Fantasy to Historical Fiction

Benjamin Percy and David Anthony Durham speak at Iowa State University on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union.

David Anthony Durham is the author of Pride of Carthage, the Acacia Trilogy, and other works of historical fiction and fantasy. His novels have twice been New York Times Notable Books and his novel Gabriel’s Story won the First Novel Award and the Alex Award from the American Library Association. Most recently, Durham won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of Science Fiction. He currently teaches popular fiction at the Stonecoast Low-Residency MFA Program.

Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, most recently The Dead Lands, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga. His forthcoming book, The Dark Net is a 21st-century horror novel where black hat hacker culture meets the supernatural. Percy also writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series at DC Comics and is a member of the WGA screenwriters’ guild and has sold scripts to FOX and Starz. Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writers Series

Co-sponsored By:
Humanities Iowa
MFA Program in Creative Writing & Environment
Pearl Hogrefe Visiting Writer Series
Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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