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Canisius welcomes nationally bestselling author Silas House to campus on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

House’s talk, titled “Complicated Love: On Appalachia” is free and open to the public.  The event is presented under the auspices of the college’s William H. Fitzpatrick Chair of Political Science Lecture Series.

House is an acclaimed multi-award-winning and New York Times bestselling novelist.  Most recently, he received the 2023 Southern Book Prize in Fiction for his novel Lark Ascending. The novel was a SIBA bestseller and has also been chosen as a “Booklist” Editor’s Choice, one of “Salon’s” favorite books of the year, one of “Garden and Gun’s” selections for Best Southern Books of 2022, and as a top 10 most recommended book by independent booksellers across the nation in the monthly Indie Next List.

House is the author of six additional novels—Clay’s Quilt, 2001; A Parchment of Leaves, 2003; The Coal Tattoo, 2005; Eli the Good, 2009; Same Sun Here (co-authored with Neela Vaswani) 2012; and Southernmost, 2018, as well as a book of creative nonfiction, Something’s Rising, co-authored with Jason Howard, 2009; and three plays.

He serves as the NEH Chair of Appalachian Studies at Berea College, on the fiction faculty at the Naslund-Mann School of Creative Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, and as a series editor for Fireside Industries at the University Press of Kentucky.

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Submitted by: College Communications