Megan Abbott and Dave Smith Reception

Square Books is pleased to host a reception honoring Megan Abbott and Dave Smith at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Off Square Books. There will be a brief reading during the reception.

Megan Abbott is completing her year as the John and Renee Grisham Vising Writer at the University of Mississippi. She is an Edgar Award-winning author of seven novels, including Queenpin, The End of Everything, and, most recently, Dare Me, which Gillian Flynn called, "tense, dark, and beautifully written."

Dave Smith is completing his first year as Senior Writer in the University of Mississippi's writing program. A native of Virginia, he has had a distinguished teaching career at Virginia Commonwealth University, LSU, and Johns Hopkins University. He has published over a dozen volumes of poetry, as well as volumes of fiction and criticism, including Little Boats, Unsalvaged, Hawks on Wires, and The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems 1970 - 2000. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Poetry Award from the American Academy and Institute for Arts and Letters.

The event is free and open to all.