MSU Good Thunder Reading Series presents: Novelist Stephen Graham Jones

Caleb Holldorf
A&E Editor

Novelist Stephen Graham Jones will be visiting Mankato’s campus this Thursday, Feb. 22 as the Spring semester’s first writer for MSU’s Good Thunder Reading Series.

According to Good Thunder’s website, Graham Jones was raised as pretty much the only Blackfeet in West Texas except for his dad and grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.

Graham Jones has more than fifteen novels and several story collections published in his name, including, from William Morrow, the werewolf novel “Mongrels.”

Jones has also had over one hundred and seventy stories published in journals that include “Alaska Quarterly Review” to “Weird Tales,” from “Asimov’s” to “Prairie Schooner.”

His books have been finalists for the Bram Stoker Award, three Shirley Jackson Awards, the Colorado Book Award, and he’s won the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Fiction, the This is Horror “Novel of the Year,” the Independent Publisher’s Award for Multicultural Fiction, and he’s been a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Fiction.

Graham Jones earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University and is now living in Boulder, Colorado.

The day starts with a Jones leading workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Emy Frentz Gallery located on 523 S 2nd St.

Jones will then give a Craft Talk presentation down at the First Congregational UCC at 150 Stadium Ct.

To cap the night off, at the end of the evening from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jones will give a reading from his work in room 253 of the Centennial Student Union.

There are also going to be books available to sign and purchase after the reading.

Take advantage of this opportunity on Thursday to attend one of Jones’s events.

Gabe Hewitt

Gabe is a junior mass media student at MSU. He's usually up for anything. You can find him on Twitter (@gabehewitt) or you can email him at

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