A new short story collection by Saint Louis University communication professor Richard Burgin is scheduled for national release in October.
Shadow Traffic, Burgin's seventh collection of short stories, explores the mysteries of love and identity, ambition and crime, and the ceaseless quest for truth.
Burgin's work has been praised nationally by the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer, which called him "one of America's most distinctive storytellers."
Burgin will read from and sign copies of his new book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Avenue, in the Central West End.
The St. Louis Writer's Guild also will host a reading with Burgin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Visit the Writer's Guild site for a location to be announced.
Burgin is a teacher, critic, editor and composer who is best known for his short fiction. He is the author of 15 books and a five-time Pushcart Prize winner for his short stories. He also is the founder and editor of the award-winning literary journal Boulevard and a professor of communication and English at Saint Louis University.