Author Bondurant to speak at Whitman

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WALLA WALLA — Novelist Matt Bondurant will speak at 7 tonight in Kimball Theatre, 280 Boyer Ave., Whitman College campus, as part of the Visiting Writers Reading Series.

Bondurant is the author of “The Third Translation,” “The Wettest County in the World” and “The Night Swimmer” as well as numerous published stories, poems, essays, and reviews.

Bondurant’s short fiction has appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, The New England Review, and Glimmer Train, among others. In 2008 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poetry was recently featured in Ninth Letter, The Notre Dame Review, and other journals, as well as anthologized in “Imaginative Writing: The Elements of Craft,” the most widely adopted creative writing text in America.

His reviews and essays have appeared in journals such as The Southeast Review and The Northern Virginia Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

He currently teaches literature and writing at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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