M. O. Walsh

author of The Big Door Prize

Friday, October 23, 7 p.m.

 M. O. Walsh will read from his second novel The Big Door Prize. Inspired by the lyrics of the late John Prine, Walsh has crafted a warm-hearted, inventive novel that the Atlanta Journal Constitution praised saying, “There’s no better antidote to a global pandemic and a fractious presidential campaign…” In the small town of Deerfield, Louisiana., a DNAMIX machine appears in the local grocery that uses DNA to reveal a person’s true potential, altering the courses of many resident’s lives. Walsh directs the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. His previous books are the novel My Sunshine Away and the story collection The Prospect of Magic.

Big Door Prize cover

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