Author S.C. Gwynne to hold readings at Wittliff, KAP House

By Judy Lynn Drazan
University News Service
October 12, 2012

The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University-San Marcos will host readings and book signings from award-winning author S.C. Gwynne Oct. 18-19.

Gwynne will speak and sign copies of his books at the Wittliff Collections located on the seventh floor of Alkek Library on the Texas State Campus 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18. He will also give a reading and book signing at the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. The events are free and open to the public.

Gwynne is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Time, Texas Monthly, the New York Times, Harper's and California Magazine. He worked as bureau chief, national correspondent and senior editor at Time from 1988 to 2000. He also worked as executive editor at Texas Monthly. He's the Pulitzer Prize finalist and best-selling author of Empire of the Summer Moon. His previous book, Outlaw Bank, co-authored with Jonathan Beaty, detailed the rise and fall of the corrupt global bank BCCI. He attended Princeton and Johns Hopkins. He now lives in Austin with his wife Katie and daughter Maisie.

The event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation, the Wittliff Collections and the Texas State Department of English. Books will be available during and after the event through the University Bookstore and Barnes and Noble.

For more information, contact Katie Angermeier at or visit