Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Author Picks Three Great Summer Reads

Andrew Porter, author of THE THEORY OF LIGHT AND MATTER, will appear on "Three Books . . ." the popular NPR segment for which writers are invited to recommend three great reads on a single theme. Porter's piece will be airing in the next few days.

THE THEORY OF LIGHT AND MATTER is a winner of the prestigious Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead, has written that "Porter's fiction is thoughtful, lucid and highly controlled. It is especially striking for the strong consistency of vision that is achieved in every story. He has the kind of voice one can accept as universal—honest and grave, with transparency as its adornment."

Left: Andrew Porter by Kris Krajcer
Right: Jacket of
The Theory of Light and Matter