October 18, 2010
Stephen Donaldson will present a reading of his works on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at The College of Wooster.
WOOSTER, Ohio — Fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novelist Stephen Donaldson will present a reading of his works on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at The College of Wooster. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. in Room 244 of Kauke Hall (400 E. University St.). Refreshments will be available following the reading, along with a book signing by the writer and a chance to talk with him about his work.
Born in Cleveland, in 1947, Donaldson lived in India, where his father was a medical missionary, until 1963. He earned a B.A. in English from Wooster in 1968, served two years as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War working at a hospital in Akron, and then attended Kent State University, receiving his M.A. in English in 1971. In 1993, he received the honorary degree Doctor of Letters from The College of Wooster, and in 1994 he gained a black belt in Shotokan karate.
Donaldson made his publishing debut to wide acclaim with the first Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever trilogy in 1977. The first series was awarded the first prize by the British Science Fiction Society in 1977-1978. Donaldson also received the John W. Campbell Award as the best new science fiction writer of 1978. In addition, he has published the Mordant’s Need books, the Gap series, a number of short stories
and, under the pseudonym Reed Stephens, three detective novels.
Currently a resident of New Mexico, Donaldson will publish his most recent novel, Against All Things Ending, the third of four books in the Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series, later this month. Interzone, the United Kingdom’s premier science fiction and fantasy magazine, stated, “The essence of Donaldson’s artistry — and the key to his success — is his ability to construct
narrative crescendos that build and build and keep on building, unremittingly, until they have reached a pitch that no composer of texts has ever attained before.”
Additional information about Donaldson’s reading is available by phone (330-263-2575) or e-mail.
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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