On Saturday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m., Mark Powell will present his new novel, “The Sheltering” at City Lights Bookstore. Powell’s work has been given high praise including Ron Rash calling him “the best Appalachian novelist of his generation.”
Pat Conroy said in the foreword he wrote for Powell’s new novel, ““The Sheltering is at once haunting and an act of pure grace.”
The author of four novels, Mark Powell, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Collegeville Center for Ecumenical Research, and the Vaclav Havel Fellowship in Playwriting to the Prague Summer Program. An Associate Professor of English at Stetson University in Florida, he will spend the coming academic year as a Fulbright Fellow in Slovakia.
To reserve copies of his books, call City Lights Bookstore at (828)586-9499.