Saturday, August 30, 2008

What is Floyd Skloot reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Floyd Skloot, a creative nonfiction writer, poet, novelist, and critic.

The first paragraph of his entry:
I'm currently reading the galleys of Patrick French's forthcoming biography of V.S. Naipaul and will follow that with the galleys of Paul Mariani's on Gerard Manley Hopkins. Literary biography is a mainstay of my reading. [read on]
Floyd Skloot has published fifteen books and won three Pushcart Prizes, a PEN USA Literary Award, a Pacific NW Booksellers Association Book Award, two Oregon Book Awards, the Emily Clark Balch Prize from Virginia Quarterly Review, and a Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner. He was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award in 2003.

His forthcoming books include The Snow's Music: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, September 2008) and the memoir, The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life (University of Nebraska Press, September 2008).

Visit Floyd Skloot's website.

Writers Read: Floyd Skloot.

--Marshal Zeringue