Novelist Mary Miller to be Fletcher Lecturer Oct. 3


This year’s Fletcher Lecture is Mississippi Novelist Mary Miller

Mary Miller, acclaimed author of Biloxi and The Last Days of California, a wide array of short fiction, and considered a preeminent coming-of-age writer, will be the Nicholls State University 2019 Fletcher Lecturer.

Mary Miller
Mary Miller

Miller’s presentation will be at 6 p.m. October 3, 2019, in the auditorium of Gouaux Hall on Nicholls State University’s campus. The talk is free and open to the public. Miller will sign books afterward. Books will be on sale in the lobby outside the auditorium.  Miller will host a question and answer session at 11 a.m. in the Le Bijou Theater in the Nicholls Student Union.

Cover of Mary Miller's novel Biloxi
Biloxi by Mary Miller

Miller’s first novel, The Last Days of California, achieved critical and popular acclaim and novelist Alexis Smith has called it “the Sense and Sensibility of pre-Apocalypse America.”  Miller’s short fiction has appeared in the Oxford American, New Stories from the South, McSweeney’s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, among many others.  The National Book Review called her most recent collection of stories, Always Happy Hour, a “stunning (and well-titled) collection of short fiction involving complicated, unprivileged women on the precipice of adulthood.” Biloxi is Miller’s most recent novel, and it has already met with critical and popular acclaim.

For more on the Fletcher Lecture and Mary Miller’s campus visit, please visit the Fletcher Lecture webpage.

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