Read St. Louis Presents the 2012 Fiction New Voices Author Teddy Wayne

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The 2012 Read St. Louis Fiction: New Voices selection, Teddy Wayne, will discuss and sign his book “Kapitoil” on Friday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh. The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

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Teddy Wayne is the 2012 Read St. Louis Fiction: New Voices selection

St. Louis County Library celebrates the 2012 Read St. Louis Fiction: New Voices selection with a special event featuring novelist Teddy Wayne. Wayne will discuss and sign his book “Kapitoil” on Friday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh.

The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Left Bank Books will provide copies of Mr. Wayne’s books for purchase and signing at the program.

With a fresh and singular voice, Teddy Wayne marks his literary debut with the story of a 26-year-old Middle Eastern man’s attempt to live the American Dream in New York City. At times humorous and heartbreaking, “Kapitoil” provides an absorbing outsider’s perspective into American culture and the greedy world of high finance.

Teddy Wayne is a graduate of Harvard and the Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis. He was recently honored with the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award, a prize given annually to a young writer of great talent and promise.

“Kapitoil” is the Fiction: New Voices selection for Read St. Louis 2012 presented by the St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Public Library, and the St. Charles City-County Library. At the core of the Read St. Louis program is a belief that making reading fun, exciting and educational, will stimulate a passion for lifelong learning in all of us.

Read St. Louis 2012 Titles:
Memoir – Anne Lamott, “Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son”
Teen Fiction – Antony John, “Thou Shalt Not Road Trip”
Non-Fiction – Isabel Wilkerson, “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration”
Young Readers’ History – Deborah Hopkinson, “A Boy Called Dickens”
Fiction: New Voices – Teddy Wayne, “Kapitoil”
Distinguished Literary Achievement – Daniel Woodrell, “The Outlaw Album”

The libraries host major events with each of the selected authors. For more information, visit http://www.readstlouis.org. Read St. Louis is made possible by a generous grant from the UPS Foundation. Co-sponsors include St. Louis Public Radio, KMOV Channel 4, and the Literacy Roundtable.

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