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Clive SinclairAuthor Clive Sinclair will read from his work at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in room 1210 of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s McClung Tower. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies.

Sinclair will read from a just-completed collection of stories, Death & Texas. He is the author of fourteen books including Hearts of Gold (1979), Bedbugs (1982), and The Lady with the Laptop (1996), winner of both the Jewish Quarterly Award for Fiction and the PEN Silver Pen for Fiction.

His nonfiction books include The Brothers Singer (1983), a literary biography of Isaac Bashevis and Israel Joshua Singer, and Diaspora Blues, a Personal View of Israel (1987).

From 1983 to 1987, Sinclair was the literary editor of the Jewish Chronicle in London. He holds a doctorate from the University of East Anglia and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His most recent book is Clive Sinclair’s True Tales of the Wild West (2008).