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Join us in welcoming home Patrick Hicks, author & poet!
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
4:30 PM Quad 254

Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including the critically and popularly acclaimed novel, The Commandant of Lubizec. His latest book is In the Shadow of Dora, which was recently named a finalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Writing Competition—this is for novels that hold exceptional promise to be made into a movie.

He has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, he was recently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award, and his poetry has appeared on NPR, The PBSNewsHour, and American Life in Poetry.

A dual-citizen of Ireland and America, Patrick is the Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University as well as a faculty member at the MFA program at Sierra Nevada University. He holds degrees from Saint John’s University, DePaul University, Queen’s University of Belfast, and the University of Sussex in England. He teaches courses on creative writing, Irish literature, and Holocaust studies.


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