Fiction writer Aryn Kyle to read as part of Mary E. Rolling Reading Series

February 02, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Award-winning fiction writer Aryn Kyle will give a reading as a part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Author of two books of fiction, Kyle is described by the New York Journal of Books as “an artist of words, but also an observer of life whose accounts will leave readers wanting more.” Kyle’s debut novel, "The God of Animals" (2007), was an international best-seller and the winner of multiple awards, including a Pacific Northwest Book Association Award and the American Library Association’s Alex Award. It was also named Amazon’s Number One Fiction Debut of 2007. Her most recent book, "Boys and Girls Like You and Me" (2010), a collection of short stories, is hailed as “impossible to put down … in many ways breathtaking in its beauty and honesty.” Vogue proclaims, “Move over, Holden Caulfield: Teenage alienation has a new, female voice. No one captures millennial adolescence quite like Aryn Kyle.”

Kyle’s short stories have been featured in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and StoryQuarterly. Her work has also been anthologized in "Best New Voices 2005" and "Best American Short Stories 2007."

The Mary E. Rolling Reading Series is sponsored by Penn State’s Department of English. Additional sponsorship for this event is provided by the Mary E. Rolling Endowment, the Joseph L. Grucci Poetry Endowment, the Paterno Fellows Program, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, the University Libraries, and the College of the Liberal Arts.

  • Aryn Kyle

    Award-winning author Aryn Kyle will give a reading as part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public.

    IMAGE: Photo courtesy of Miriam Berkley and
Last Updated March 11, 2016