Nevada Humanities Presents Author Julie Buntin

Sundance Books and Music
121 California Ave
Friday, May 18, 2018
6:00 pm
7:30 pm

The Salon: Nevada Reads with Julie Buntin

Moderated by Dr. Katherine Fusco, assistant professor in the English department at the University of

Nevada, Reno, the evening will feature a conversation with author Julie Buntin. Ms. Buntin will discuss

her first novel, Marlena, focusing on themes of belonging, poverty, coming-of- age, and the national

opioid epidemic.


In addition to these public events, Julie Buntin will visit several high schools to discuss her work and writing process. 


Julie Buntin grew up in northern Michigan. Her debut novel, Marlena: A Novel, was a finalist for the

National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize,

and named a best book of 2017 by over thirteen venues, including The Washington Post,

NPR, and Kirkus Reviews. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Vogue, The New York Times Book

Review, Guernica, and other publications. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the Director

of Writing Programs at Catapult.