Novelist Bob Proehl will give a reading from his debut novel, “A Hundred Thousand Worlds,” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Fisher Center from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
“Bob Proehl is a first-time novelist whose work crosses genre divides, including popular art, and engages issues about women in the science fiction/comic book world,” says Associate Professor of English Melanie Hamilton. “It fits nicely with some of the genre-bending work that has been featured in the Trias reading series this year.”
“A Hundred Thousand Worlds” tells the story of a mother and son on a cross-country road trip through the world of comic-cons. According to Proehl’s website, the book is “a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son – and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.”
Proehl was a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Fiction and a 2013 resident at the Saltonstall Arts Colony. He has written for the 33 1/3 book series and worked as a columnist and reviewer for the arts and culture site PopMatters.com. He has worked as a bookseller and programming director for Buffalo Street Books, a DJ, a record store owner and a bartender.
Proehl grew up in Buffalo, N.Y., and currently lives in Ithaca, N.Y., with his wife, stepson and daughter.
Hosted by the HWS English Department, the event is free and open to the public.