Kentucky native and novelist Kayla Rae Whitaker will read from her work Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Waterfield Library Gallery on Murray State's campus. A book-signing and reception will follow the reading. This event is free and open to the public.
Whitaker's work has appeared in Buzzfeed, Literary Hub, Joyland, Bodega and other venues. Her debut novel, "The Animators," was released by Random House in 2017. Called "unusual and appealing" by The New York Times and hailed as a "dazzling debut filled with smart women" by The Guardian, "The Animators" has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, the Hollywood Reporter, O Magazine and People in addition to being included as a Spring 2017 Barnes & Noble Discovery Selection. Whitaker was also featured on Publishers Weekly's Spring 2017 Writers to Watch list.
Whitaker has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and an MFA from New York University. A native Kentuckian, she returned to her home state last year after seven years in New York City. She currently lives in Louisville.
Thursday, 11 January, 2018
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