The MFA in Writing Program and the English Department present a reading by fiction writer Melanie Rae Thon.
Melanie Rae Thon is the author of the novels The Voice of the River, Sweet Hearts, Meteors in August, and Iona Moon, and the story collections First, Body, Girls in the Grass, and In This Light: New and Selected Stories. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize, and O. Henry Prize Stories. She is a recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Book Award, the Gina Berriault Award, the Utah Book Award, and a Writer's Residency from the Lannan Foundation. Her fiction has been translated into French, Italian, German, Spanish, Croatian, Finnish, Japanese, and Farsi. Originally from Montana, she now lives in Salt Lake City, where she teaches in the Creative Writing and Environmental Humanities programs at the University of Utah.
For more information, please contact the MFAW Program at x6208.