The Corpus Christi Literary Reading Series presents author Jeffrey Eugenides at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 1, at the Art Museum of South Texas. 

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Jeffrey Eugenides, whose audacious novel Middlesex won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize and begins with one of the best lines ever: “I was born twice.” He first garnered acclaim for The Virgin Suicides. His most recent novel is The Marriage Plot, of which one critic said, “It’s about what Eugenides’s books are always about, no matter how they differ: the drama of coming of age.” Most recently, Eugenides published Fresh Complaint, a short story collection. Speaking on NPR, he identified himself as “a novelist by inclination” and referred to short stories as “difficult, maddening, little puzzles” but also “fun.” Earlier, he edited a collection of love stories intriguingly titled My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro, with all proceeds benefiting free youth writing programs.


Eugenides will read from recent work, answer audience questions and sign books, which will be available for purchase at the reading and at Half Price Books prior to the reading.



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Join as a patron and get to meet the author at an informal dinner the day before the reading.



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What is CCLRS? 

The Corpus Christi literary Reading series is a grassroots reading series started in 1987 to provide a forum to celebrate reading. Twice a year we host a reading by a note-worthy contemporary author.

The Art Museum of South Texas auditorium provides a congenial venue for the reading, which typically attracts an audience of about 150. The night before each reading, patrons have the opportunity to visit and dine with the author at a private reception.