Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Vedran Husic

Oct. 31, 2018

Webster University Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Vedran Husic

Fiction writer Vedran Husic will read on Thursday, Nov. 8, as part of the Webster University Visiting Writers Series. The reading will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Pearson House, Room 2, and the event is free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow.

Husic’s debut story collection, Basements and Other Museums, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2018. The stories meet at the roiling confluence of war, art, loss, and love—love of people, love of language, and love of place. Formally daring, vividly detailed, and rich with heart’s blood, these stories announce the arrival of an urgent and important new voice in American fiction.

Husic was born in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and immigrated with his family to Germany and the US following the outbreak of the Bosnian War. Husic eventually settled in St. Louis, where he was a magna cum laude graduate of Webster University (’08). Husic earned his MFA from Arizona State University and has been awarded fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the National Endowment for the Arts. His stories have been published in The Gettysburg Review, North American Review, Ecotone, and The Mississippi Review, among others. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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