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Buddhism for Western Children

October 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Called “an enigmatic and fervent read” by Kirkus, Kirstin Allio’s latest novel Buddhism for Western Children follows a boy who must escape subjugation, tell his story, and reclaim his soul.

Book signing to follow program.


Kirstin Allio’s new novel, Buddhism for Western Children, is the inaugural work in The Iowa Review Series, from the University of Iowa Press. She’s the author of the short-story collection, Clothed, Female Figure (Dzanc), and the novel, Garner (Coffee House Press), which was a finalist for the LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Honors include the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and fellowships from Brown University’s Howard Foundation and the MacDowell Colony. Her fiction, essays, and poems appear most recently in AGNI, Bennington Review, The Common, Conjunctions, Fence, Guernica, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and Tin House. She lives in Providence, RI.