River Styx’s beloved reading series continues its 42nd season with Laura Benedict and Matthew Olzmann.
Laura Benedict’s forthcoming novel, The Abandoned Heart (Pegasus Crime), is part of her gothic Bliss House series. Benedict is the author of numerous other suspense novels. Her work has appeared in PANK, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and several anthologies. A graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and former St. Louis resident, she lives with her family in Southern Illinois.
Matthew Olzmann is the author of Mezzanines (Alice James Books, 2013), which won the Kundiman Prize, and his forthcoming second book, Contradictions in the Design, from the same press. His writing can also be found in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Southern Review, Brevity, and other journals. He’s received fellowships from Kundiman, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Kresge Arts Foundation. Olzmann currently teaches at Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers.