Big Dog Reading Series features novelist Chris Bachelder

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — Chris Bachelder, author of the novels “U.S.!” and “Bear vs. Shark,” will give a reading at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as part of The Big Dog Reading Series. Bachelder will read on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Monty’s Assembly Room. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Bachelder is a frequent contributor to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and The Believer. His essays have been published in Mother Jones, Harper’s Magazine and Oxford American. He is also the author of the e-book, “Lessons in Virtual Tour Photography.” Author Michael Chabon notes Bachelder’s “microfine sense of humor and tragic sense of history.”

Bachelder’s most recent novel, “U.S.!,” was praised in The Village Voice as “a righteously absurd, corporeal allegory for the demise of the radical Left in America and a meditation on the efficacy of the political novel … [it is] malevolently funny.”

Bachelder teaches courses in fiction writing, the form and theory of fiction and contemporary fiction at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He earned a master’s of fine arts degree in fiction writing from the University of Florida.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.