Luther to host reading by Patrick Hicks

Luther College will host a reading by Patrick Hicks, author of the new novel "The Commandant of Lubizec," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building.

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Hicks is the author of five poetry collections, most recently "Finding the Gossamer," "This London" and the forthcoming "Adoptable." His short story collection, "The Collector of Names," is due out in 2015.

His work has appeared in such literary journals as Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Tar River Poetry, Salon, Prairie Schooner and Natural Bridge.

Seven-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Hicks was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, the Dzanc Short Story Collection Competition and the Gival Press Novel Award. His work with PBS's "Over South Dakota" was nominated for an Emmy.

A former Visiting Fellow at Oxford, Hicks is the writer-in-residence at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., and a faculty member at the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.

The reading is co-sponsored by Luther's Center for Ethics and Public Life and English department.