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BookPeople presents: Dennis Covington

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Wednesday, February 24 at 7PM

Bestselling Author
speaking & signing
Revelation: A Search for Faith in a Violent Religious World

A powerful personal journey exploring faith and violence around the world.

Acclaimed author Dennis Covington examines the nature of faith, "the substance of things hoped for along borders where cultures and religions collide." If religious belief is, as Christopher Hitchens argues, the cause of wars and genocide, then is faith the cure?

Traveling to countries that have unsettled borders and religious strife in common--Syria, Mexico, Israel, and the American South, to name a few--Covington searches for answers, looking not for doctrines, creeds, or beliefs--which, he says, can be irrational, contradictory, and dangerous--but for faith. Like his acclaimed "Salvation on Sand Mountain," REVELATION is a personal journey, this time international in scope.


Dennis Covington is the author of two novels and three nonfiction books. His book Salvation on Sand Mountain was a National Book Award finalist, and his articles have been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Lapham's Quarterly, Vogue, and many other periodicals. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he studied under Raymond Carver. He currently teaches creative writing at Texas Tech University.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703-5413