Danielle Evans, author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self will be on campus for a reading of her book on Oct. 2. This reading is a part of The Big Dog Reading Series, hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English.

Evans, a Columbia graduate, crafted Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self as a collection of short stories centered around complex African-American characters. The New York Times Book review calls her book, “Whip smart.” The Boston Globe’s review says Evans writes “Emotional wracked tales of love and race,” and she “pulls off writing that makes your throat catch…Intriguing, disturbing, and memorable.”

Check out her website here.