Knight reads at New Dominion

knightFormer UVA MFAer and Hook contributor Michael Knight returns to Charlottesville with his new novel The Typist at the New Dominion Bookshop on Thursday, September 16 at 5:30pm.

Set in Tokyo after World War II, The Typist presents a portrait of Japan’s post-war ruin through the eyes of an American soldier named Francis Van Vancleave, a remarkable typist, who actually befriends Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s son. From Booklist: "Such novels as this one–fiction, yes, but rooted in actual history–help contemporary readers make sense of the mayhem and heroism of WWII."

Knight is the author of the novel, Divining Rod; two collections of short fiction, Dogfight: And Other Stories and Goodnight, Nobody; and a collection of novellas, The Holiday Season. His fiction has appeared in publications such as Esquire, The New Yorker, and Oxford American. He teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee.