Salvatore Scibona, reading from his novel “The End”

On Monday, November 10, at the University of Southern Maine, 2008 National Book Award Finalist Salvatore Scibona will read from his novel, The End. This event is part of the USM Reading Series, organized by Justin Tussing, one of the advisers to Words and Images.

The reading is at 7PM, on the 7th floor of the Glickman Library, located on Forest Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

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 this way: “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 our reading series.

Scibona lives on Cape Cod, where he is the Writing Coordinator at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. 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 website:

Your browser may not support display of this image.The National Book Awards will be announced at the 59th National Book Awards Benefit Dinner and Ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, November 19.


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