Chestertown, MD, September 24, 2002 — Washington College's O'Neill Literary House and Sophie Kerr Committee welcome American novelist John Vernon, author of, among other books, LaSalle, Peter Doyle, A Book of Reasons, and, most recently, The Last Canyon. Vernon will read from his works Thursday, September 26, 2002, at 4:30 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room, Miller Library. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Born in Cambridge, MA, Vernon attended Boston College and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Currently, he teaches creative writing, modern literature and literature of the American West at the State University of New York, Binghamton. His latest novel, The Last Canyon a novel set in 1869 that follows the ill-fated journey of a Civil War veteran and nine companions who explore the length of the Colorado River from Wyoming to the Grand Canyon has garnered critical praise in the genre of historical fiction.