Alumnus Thad Nodine to read from debut novel ‘Touch and Go’

UCSC alumnus Thad Nodine will present a reading of his debut novel, Touch and Go—a multicultural American road trip, through the eyes of a young blind man—on Wednesday, October 19, at 5 p.m. at Kresge College (Room 159)

Described by author Jonathan Franzen as “a high-velocity vision quest that keeps surprising and surprising,” the novel is a recipient of the Dana Award.   
Nodine received a PhD in literature from UCSC in 1990, where he also served as fiction editor of Quarry West magazine and taught creative writing.

He has written for a living since earning his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1979—working as a legislative correspondent, speechwriter, journalist, publishing director, writing instructor, university lecturer, grant writer, editor, communications director, researcher, and education policy specialist.

In his educational work, Nodine partners with teams of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to advance strategies that can help more students--particularly low-income students--attain higher levels of education.

The Kresge reading is free and open to the public.

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