Creative Writing Professor Pens The Book of Duels

February 4, 2014

Michael Garriga, AssistantProfessor of English at BW, is preparing to hit the road for a book tour after publishing a collection of flash fiction, The Book of Duels. The book, described as "fierce, searing, and darkly comical," recounts historical and fictional duels from three perspectives; that of each duelist, and a witness. It explores "what becomes of the human spirit in the pressure cooker of a duel."

In his review, Kent Wascom, author of The Blood of Heaven, said, "With his Duels, Garriga defies classification, transcends form, and gives us neither prose, poems, or prose-poems, but a work of unassailable linguistic art."

The book is set for release on March 18, with the national book tour starting in Seattle and ending in Tampa. Visit the website of the publisher, Milkweed Editions, to listen to a SoundCloud of Garriga reading from the book, or to pre-order a copy.