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Loyola professor reads from his highly acclaimed debut book at Loyola University New Orleans

Loyola press release - March 12, 2001

(New Orleans)—-Loyola University Professor of English John Biguenet debut collection of short stories, The Torturer’s Apprentice, has garnered praise from every corner of the country. The New York Times Book Critic Katherine Wolf wrote that Biguenet’s stories "demonstrate a genuine artistry" and the British rights to the book were recently sold.

During an event aptly titled "An Evening with John Biguenet," the Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor will read selected stories from the book at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in Nunemaker Auditorium. A booksigning will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Biguenet’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in such publications as Esquire, The Southern Review, and Ploughshares, and he has had stories in several editions of The Best American Short Stories. He is the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Harper’s Magazine Writing award. Biguenet has been busy promoting his book and recently wrapped a stint in New York City where he was featured at the famed KGB Bar in the East Village and Symphony Space on Broadway. He has been a member of the Loyola faculty since 1981.