Prize-winning fiction writer Tim Johnston hits town from his home base of Santa Fe. Recipient of the O. Henry Prize, a 2008 Gival Press Short Story Award, a 2009 New Letters Award, and the author of a novel, Never So Green, he reads tonight from his new book of stories, Irish Girl (University of North Texas Press), which received the 2009 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for fiction. "This is white-knuckle prose; it means what it says and it says what it means. Not that I count words, but when an image can be etched in fewer than ten, I sit up and take notice. When an image is limned in fewer than five words, I pretty near shiver. The stories in Irish Girl provide more shiver per page than most stories provide in twenty." - Janet Peery.