Knox Reads! is a community-reading event celebrating the work of one chosen author each fall. In 2012, Nicole Krauss, will visit Gambier on November 10th to give the keynote address at the Kenyon Review Literary Festival.
Knox Reads! Schedule of Events
Sept. 29–Nov. 8, 2012
Sept. 29, 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Knox Reads! Kickoff at the Farmers’ Market on the Mount Vernon Public Square. Free copies of The History of Love will be distributed at the market and will also be available at Paragraphs Bookstore and the Kenyon College Bookstore.
Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. — The History of Love Book Discussion led by Kenyon Review editor, David Lynn. Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Mount Vernon.
Oct. 24, 11:45 a.m. — Brown Bag Chat: The History of Love and the Art and Identity Symposium. Led by Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, professor of English at Kenyon College. Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Mount Vernon.
Nov. 8, 4:10 p.m. — Student-led Book Discussion of The History of Love Join faculty, staff, students, and community members for a community book discussion. Wiggin Street Cafe.
Acclaim for The History of Love
“Vertiginously exciting…vibrantly imagined….Krauss [is] a prodigious talent….Beyond the vigorous whiplash that keeps Ms. Krauss’s The History of Love moving (and keeps its reader off balance until a stunning finale), this novel is tightly packed with ingenious asides….Even at their most oddball, these flourishes reflect the deep, surprising wisdom that gives this novel its ultimate heft….Krauss’s work is illuminated by the warmth and delicacy of her prose.”
—Janet Maslin, New York Times
“Devastating….One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one’s breath away.”
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The Kenyon Review would like to thank the following organizations for their support of this community reading project:
Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, First-Knox National Bank, Ariel Corporation, Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture Series, Ohio Arts Council, Kenyon College Library, Kenyon College Bookstore, Kenyon College Craft Center, and Paragraphs Bookstore.