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Reading: Novelist Tony Tulathimutte

Fiction writer Tony Tulathimutte will read from his recent novel, Private Citizens, as part of the Father Cavanaugh Reading Series.

Date: October 26, 2017 - October 26, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Wilson Formal Lounge, Haffey Hall

Sponsored by the English Department

An American fiction writer, Tulathimutte's short story "Scenes from the Life of the Only Girl in Water Shield, Alaska," received an O. Henry Award in 2008.  In 2016, he published his debut novel, Private Citizens, which was called "the first great Millennial novel" by New York Magazine. Tulathimutte earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in symbolic systems from Stanford University. Learn more about the author at

The annual reading series was named in honor of the English Department’s friend and former colleague, Fr. John R. Cavanaugh. At the time of his passing in 2007, Fr. Cavanaugh had been associated with the College for more than 50 years, including more than 30 as one of the stalwarts of the English Department. He retired from active teaching in 1994, but never from his service to the College. Devoted to English Renaissance literature and Irish studies of all kinds, along with good conversation, he was generous with his time and had a good sense of humor. Fr. Cavanaugh was an exacting and encouraging teacher whom students admired and remembered.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the reading series, call Deborah Uman, chair of the English Department, at (585) 385-5258.