PORTLAND – National Book Award finalist Salvatore Scibona will read from his novel, “The End,” on Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., at the University of Southern Maine Glickman Library in Portland. This event is part of the USM Reading Series.

“The End” details a single day in 1953 as lived by six people at an Ohio carnival. Reviewers have called it “Bellovian” and “a masterful novel of serious consequence.” Annie Dillard described it as, “Full of wisdom, consequence, and grace, Salvatore Scibona’s radiant debut brims with the promise of a remarkable literary career, of which The End is only the beginning.”

USM is proud that Scibona will kick-off the reading series.

Scibona lives on Cape Cod, where he is the writing coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center. His fiction has been published in The Threepenny Review, Best New American Voices 2004, and The Pushcart Book of Short Stories: The Best Stories from a Quarter-Century of the Pushcart Prize. For more information visit his Web site, www.theendnovel.com.

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