Fiction writer Tom Bailey coming to LHU

Tom Bailey

LOCK HAVEN — Next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Ulmer 211, Lock Haven University’s Pennsylvania Authors reading series will host acclaimed editor and fiction writer Tom Bailey.

Free and open to the public, the evening reading and presentation will include a book-signing. While at LHU, the author also will be visiting classes and meeting with students.

Bailey is the author of a short story collection, “Crow Man,” and two novels, “The Grace That Keeps This World” and “Cotton Song,” as well as three books from Oxford University Press on the art and craft of writing, most recently a second edition of “On Writing Short Stories.”

He has received a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Award, a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award, and a Newhouse Award from the John Gardner Foundation. “The Grace That Keeps This World” is being made into a major motion picture.

He is a professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, where he lives with his wife and three children.

All author events are made possible by LHU’s English Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Education. For additional information on this reading, email Professor Marjorie Maddox Hafer at or Professor Dana Washington at


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