The Creative Writing program is hosting visiting writer Manuel Munoz
Tivoli 640 (Zenith Room)
Manuel Muñoz is the author of two collections of short stories, Zigzagger (2003) and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue (2007), which was shortlisted for the 2007 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. His first novel, What You See in the Dark, was published in 2011. Manuel is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (2006) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2008). He received a 2009 PEN/O. Henry Prize for his story, “Tell Him About Brother John” and a second in 2015 for “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” He served as a juror for the 2011 PEN/O. Henry Prize and as a judge, with Madison Smartt Bell and Achy Obejas, of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Awards. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Glimmer Train, Epoch, Eleven Eleven, and Boston Review, and has aired on National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts. A native of Dinuba, California, Manuel graduated from Harvard University and received his MFA in creative writing at Cornell University. He has been on the faculty of the University of Arizona-Tucson’s creative writing program since 2008.