Karl Jirgens and Gordon GrisenthwaiteProfessor emeritus Karl Jirgens and alumnus Gordon Grisenthwaite will read from and sign copies of their new books Sept. 28 at Biblioasis.

Readings to launch books by professor emeritus and alumnus

The public is invited to a reading and signing to launch books by UWindsor professor emeritus Karl Jirgens and alumnus Gordon Grisenthwaite (BA 2018, MA 2020), Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Biblioasis bookstore.

Dr. Jirgens will read from his new short story collection The Razor’s Edge.

Former UWindsor author-in-residence Nino Ricci says of it: “Every piece in this collection is a tour de force, weaving together history and idea and story with a wit that thrills as much as it challenges.”

Grisenthwaite’s novel, Home Waltz, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, and longlisted for the First Nations Communities Read Award. A coming-of-age story like no other, it delves into suicide, alcohol abuse, body image, and systemic racism.

Jirgens says the book launch will be both fun and edifying.

“We are delighted to present this reading and launch at Biblioasis bookshop with warm thanks to proprietor Dan Wells (BA 1996),” he says. “I’m sure those who attend will be stimulated by this event. Bring a friend. All are welcome!”

The free event begins at 7 p.m. and promises refreshments as well as music by keyboardist Nick Jirgens (BA 2021). Biblioasis is located at 1520 Wyandotte St. East.