FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield University alumnus and author Joseph Carvalko is set to make an appearance in town Tuesday.
Carvalko, author of "We Were Beautiful Once" Chapters From A Cold War," is set to read from his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fairfield University Bookstore at 1499 Post Road in Fairfield, according to a press release. The author's visit is part of The Inspired Writer distinguished author series of Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, according to the release. The event is free and open to the public.
“We Were Beautiful Once” is a "complex courtroom drama centering on trial lawyer Nick Castalano, who is trying to determine the fate of Roger Girardin, MIA during the Korean War," according to the release.
“Carvalko writes with such convincing realism and lyricism that I was at once brought into the landscape of his literary vision and grip of his storytelling,” said New York Times bestselling author Da Chen, who teaches in Fairfield’s MFA program, of which Carvalko is a graduate, in the release. “His prose is wiry and wise, steely yet soulful.”
Carvalko is a Bridgeport native and works as a writer and a lawyer. His book "was inspired by a case he tried in federal court to locate a Korean War POW," according to the release.
For more information on the event, contact Elizabeth Hastings at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-254-4000, Ext. 2688.