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Malone University Writers Series closes the year with David Giffels on April 1

March 19, 2014 | Release # 6885

David GiffelsThe Malone University Writers Series will close out the 2013-2014 academic year with popular and versatile author David Giffels Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Everett L. Cattell Library, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio. The program is free and open to the public.

David Giffels is the author of The Hard Way on Purpose, a collection of linked essays about the quirky, hardbitten cultural landscape of America's "Rust Belt."

An assistant professor of English at University of Akron, Giffels teaches creative nonfiction in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program. Giffels' previous book, All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2008), is a memoir of growing into young fatherhood while trying to reclaim a ramshackle mansion. The book received widespread acclaim, from the New York Times, which described it as "sweet and funny" to the Los Angeles Times, which called it "a truly wonderful book" to Oprah's O at Home magazine, where it topped the "Fantastic Summer Reads" list.

Giffels is coauthor of Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!  and Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron. He was a longtime columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal and a contributing commentator and essayist on National Public Radio station WKSU.

His essays appear in the anthology Rust Belt Chic; The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia; The Appalachians: America's First and Last Frontier; and West Point Market Cookbook.

He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Grantland, Redbook and many other publications. He also was a writer for the MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head.

Giffels' recent awards include the Cleveland Arts Prize for literature, the Ohioana Book Award, the Associated Press' "Best News Writer in Ohio" award, and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for general excellence.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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Cell: 330-324-2424


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