The Regulator welcomes Bobbie Ann Mason for a reading and signing of her new collection, Patchwork: A Bobbie Ann Mason Reader. Mason's work, charged with a spirit of exploration, has garnered both popular and critical acclaim. This reader collects outstanding examples of Mason's award-winning work from throughout her writing career and provides a unique look at the development of one of the country's finest writers.
“A sturdy introduction to the multifaceted work of Kentucky laureate Mason. Whether story or novel, essay or review, Mason's work is characterized by closely realized detail, sympathy with the players involved, and, usually, sharp but good-natured humor. Admirable in its broad sweep of Mason's estimable career as a writer and likely as good a gathering as there could be―if, for a fan, too short."―Kirkus Reviews
Bobbie Ann Mason is best known for Shiloh and Other Stories and the novels In Country and The Girl in the Blue Beret. Her many awards include the PEN/Hemingway Award; the Arts and Letters Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Southern Book Critics Circle Award; and the Kentucky Book Award. Her memoir, Clear Springs, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.