Wallace to Give Reading


The Al Wright Reading Series is pleased to announce that Daniel Wallace, acclaimed author of the novel Big Fish, turned into a movie directed by Tim Burton, will be giving a reading at Louisburg College's Norris Theater on November 3rd at 7:30 pm. We hope you will be able to attend.

Daniel Wallace is author of five novels, including Big Fish (1998), Ray in Reverse (2000), The Watermelon King (2003), Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician (2007), and most recently The Kings and Queens of Roam (2013). His children’s book, published in 2014, and for which he did both the words and the pictures, is called The Cat’s Pajamas, and it is absolutely adorable. In 2003 Big Fish was adapted and released as a movie and then in 2013 the book and the movie were mish-mashed together and became a Broadway musical. His novels have been translated into over two-dozen languages.

Daniel Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. His son is a rising senior at UNC-W, and his daughter is an artist in Baltimore. He lives in Chapel Hill, of course, with his wife, Laura Kellison Wallace.