The Authentic Animal: Reading and Talk with Dave Madden

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, Second Floor, Mary Harmon Bryant Hall,                 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

UA assistant professor in the Creative Writing Department, Dave Madden, will read from his new book, The Authentic Animal:  Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy (St. Martin’s Press, 2011).  A reception and signing will take place before and after the talk.

Publisher’s Weekly says that The Authentic Animal “muses with verve and wit on the relationships between human and animal, art and artifact, as well as on the collector’s obsession.”  Kirkus Reviews calls the book a “readable, sometimes chilling tour of an intriguing subculture.”  And booklist sees “genuine curiosity, respect, depth, and wit,” in the writing of “this remarkably entertaining and thought-provoking book.”

Everyone is invited!

Contact:  Jessica Lacher-Feldman, 348-0506


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