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Book Signing

Saturday, March 24 following the Symposium
Tognino Hall, Rose Hill Campus, Fordham University
Paul Contino,
Professor of Great Books at Pepperdine University, co-editor of Christianity and Literature, author of numerous essays on literature and the Catholic imagination, including "The Catholic Imagination in Fiction,” forthcoming in Teaching the Tradition: A Disciplinary Approach to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. (Oxford University Press, 2012.)
Paul Elie,
Senior Fellow at Georgetown University, former Senior Editor at Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage.
Richard Giannone,
Professor Emeritus of English at Fordham University , author of Flannery O’Connor, Hermit Novelist ( University of Illinois Press , 2000) and Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Love (University of Illinois Press, 1989) In May, Fordham University Press will publish Hidden: Reflections on Gay Life, AIDS, and Spiritual Desire.
Antonio Monda,
teaches in the Film and Television Department at New York University. He is the director of several documentaries as well as the feature film Dicembre, which was presented at the Venice Film Festival, and has curated exhibitions for MoMA, Lincoln Center and the Guggenheim Museum. He is the Artistic Director of the literary festival Le Conversazioni and sits on the advisory board of the Rome Film Festival. A columnist for Vanity Fair Italy and a regular contributor for the cultural page of La Repubblica, he is the author of La Magnifica Illusione, The Hidden God, Do you Believe?, Hanno preferito le tenebre, Lontano dai sogni, and the novel Assoluzione. His work has been translated into ten languages internationally. His next novel, L’America non esiste (America does not exist) will be published by Mondadori in Italy in March 2012.
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell,
Associate Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, author of The Province of Joy Praying with Flannery O’Connor (2012). This title, newly available from Paraclete Press, is a book of hours and meditations inspired by the prayer practice of Flannery O’Connor. O’Donnell’s previous publications include four collections of poems, Mine, Waiting for Ecstasy, Moving House, and Saint Sinatra & Other Poems. Two of her essays engaging literature and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition have been included in The Catholic Studies Reader (2011) and Teaching the Tradition (2012).
Valerie Sayers,
Professor at Notre Dame University, author of five novels and numerous stories, essays, and reviews. Her novels Who Do You Love and Brain Fever were named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year,” and a film, "Due East," was based on her novels Due East and How I Got Him Back. All five novels will shortly be reissued by Northwestern University Press in uniform paperback editions.
Susan Srigley,
Associate Professor and Chair of the Religions and Cultures department at Nipissing University (Canada), author of Flannery O’Connor’s Sacramental Art (2004), and the editor and contributor to the forthcoming collection of essays, Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away, to be published by the University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
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