Thornton reading set

Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Fall Thornton reader, will read from his work Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Lobanov-Rostovsky has taught at Kenyon College since 1993 with a focus on Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry, film, and fiction writing. His research centers on the politics of spectacle in early modern drama, and he has published a series of crime novels under the pseudonym Kenneth Abel.

In 2001, he received Kenyon’s Trustee Award for Teaching Excellence. Since 2005, he has served as associate editor of The Kenyon Review. A graduate of Louisiana State University, he received an MA in creative writing from Stanford University and a PhD in English from Harvard.

The reading is sponsored by The Richard H. Thornton Endowment in English and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, call 434.544.8820.