Award Winning Austin Author Carolyn Osborn speaking & signing her new novel Contrary People
It is the late 1960s in Austin, Texas, and Theo Isaac is grappling with being both recently widowed and retired from a professorship he loved. Rose Davis, a student from his distant past, returns to Austin after her non-conformist life in Paris falls apart. Together they find that discovering unexpected futures is not just for the young. At the heart of it all is the Elisabet Ney sculpture museum where Theo has taken refuge from life. Carolyn Osborn is at her best as she tells a beautiful, witty tale of human renewal sculpted within a metaphor.
Carolyn Osborn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.J. degree in 1955, and an M.A. in 1959. She has won awards from P.E.N., the Texas Institute of Letters, and a Distinguished Prose Award from The Antioch Review (2003). Her stories have been included in The O. Henry Awards (Doubleday, 1991) and Lone Star Literature (Norton, 2003), among numerous other anthologies. She is the author of two novels, Contrary People (Wings Press, 2012) and Uncertain Ground (Wings Press, 2009), and several collections of short stories, including: A Horse of Another Color (University of Illinois Press, 1977), The Fields of Memory (Shearer Publishing, 1984), and Warriors & Maidens (Texas Christian University Press, 1991). The Book Club of Texas published an illustrated, specially bound edition of her story, The Grands (1990). In 2009, she received the Lon Tinkle Award from the Texas Institute of Letters.
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Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)