Stegner Center Presents Award-Winning Author Alexandra Fuller October 7

Sep 17, 2009 | Stegner Center

On Wednesday, October 7, the Wallace Stegner Center at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will sponsor a reading and book signing by award-winning non-fiction writer Alexandra Fuller. The 7:00 p.m. event will be held at the University of Utah Marriott Library Gould Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Fuller will read from and discuss her book The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, about the life of a kid in oil-producing Wyoming, who grows up with a good heart and spirit, and a lot in life that allows no escape from the oil patches. Her talk will embrace issues of energy policy, environmental degradation, religion, and corporate responsibility, all with the backdrop of the rough beauty of the West.

The author of three books of non-fiction, Fuller’s work has been widely praised. Her debut, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2002 and the 2002 Booksense Best Non-fiction book. Her 2004 Scribbling the Cat: Travel with an African Soldier won the Ulysses Prize for Art of Reportage. The Legend of Colton H. Bryant is her latest book.

Since 1994, Fuller has lived in Wyoming with her husband. They have three children, several horses, three dogs, three cats and a satisfactory amount of chaos.

The event is sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the Stegner Center, the Cultural Vision Fund and the King’s English Bookshop.