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Author Tony D’Souza to speak at USF

TAMPA, Fla. -- Award-winning novelist Tony D’Souza will be at USF to read and discuss his published works at 7 p.m., Jan. 26, 2011, in the auditorium of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions. There will be a book signing at the end of the event, which is sponsored by the USF Department of English and the Center for India Studies.

D’Souza is the author of the novel, “Whiteman,” which received the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He released his second novel, “The Konkans,” in 2008 and his newest novel, “Mule,” will be released in September 2011.

D’Souza served in the Peace Corps in West Africa for three years where he resided as a rural AIDS educator. His writings have been found in The New Yorker, Playboy, Salon, Esquire and others. He has appeared on venues such as “Dateline NBC,” “The Today Show,” BBC and NPR. In 2007, he received a NEA Japan Friendship Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. He obtained his master’s in writing from Hollins University and also graduated from the University of Notre Dame.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please contact Rita Ciresi at


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