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Visiting Author Jason Mott

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JASON MOTT has published four novels and two collections of poetry, as well as many other works that have appeared in various literary journals. His most recent fiction, Hell of a Book (2021) is a National Book Award Winner. His debut novel, The Returned, was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted by Brad Pitt's production company into a TV series that ran two seasons under the title "Resurrection." He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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Hell of a Book (2021)

National Book Award Winner

The novel's narrator is an unnamed Black author who is on a cross-country publicity tour to promote his bestselling debut novel, also titled Hell of a Book. He converses with an imaginary ever-present youngster he refers to as "The Kid." Interwoven in this plotline, is the heart-wrenching tale of a rural Southern boy called "Soot" because of his dark complexion. With magical realism, sardonic humor, and a converging narrative, this masterful fiction addresses themes of racism, police violence, love, money, and the experience of growing up Black in America.

Author-Led Book Discussion: Jason Mott, 

Hell of a Book (2021)

Meet author Jason Mott and engage in discussion with him about his latest novel, Hell of a Book (2021), winner of the 2021 National Book Award and the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. Class size is limited for this bespoke event.

Thursday, October 13 • 1:00pm-2:00pm • OnlineCourse 11520 • $50

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Author Visit: Jason Mott, Hell of a Book (2021) 

in Conversation with Lori Rotskoff

In conversation with cultural historian Lori Rotskoff, author Jason Mott will discuss his career as a writer of fiction and poetry as well as his fourth novel, Hell of a Book (2021), winner of the 2021 National Book Award and the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. Time will be reserved for Q&A.

Thursday, October 13 • 7:00pm-8:00pm • OnlineCourse 11521 • $25

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