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March 17, 2022

Bestselling Author Jason MottThe 34th Annual Brady Author's Symposium will feature bestselling author Jason Mott.

Mott won the National Book Award for Fiction for his novel, Hell Of A Book, a story that speaks to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans, and America as a whole. He is the author of the NY Times Bestseller, The Returned.


RSVP by March 9th.


  • 11:00 a.m. -  Symposium 

  • 12:00 Noon - Luncheon with Author (optional) 
  • After Lunch - Free Book Signing 



Hedrick Little Theatre (Robertson College-Community Center) at Catawba College


Tickets for the Brady Author's Symposium are now available! Options include:

  • $20 - Symposium 
  • $50 - Symposium + Lunch 
  • Free Book Signing after lunch
  • Event is free for Catawba Faculty, Staff and Students, as well as Salisbury-Rowan High School Students

 RSVP for this event by March 9th.

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Copies of Hell of a Book are available for purchase at Catawba's Bookstore on campus or downtown at South Main Book Company (110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC  28144).


Bestselling author, National Book Award Winner, Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and Carnegie Medals For Excellence Longlist nominee, Jason Mott has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction has appeared in various literary journals.  Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch.

He is the author of two poetry collections: We Call This Thing Between Us Love and “…hide behind me…”  He is the author of four novels:  The ReturnedThe Wonder of All ThingsThe Crossing, and Hell Of A Book.

The Returned, Jason’s debut novel, was adapted by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B,  in association with Brillstein Entertainment and ABC.  It aired on the ABC network under the title “Resurrection.”

Jason’s fourth novel, Hell Of A Book, released in June 2021, was a Jenna Bush Hager “Read With Jenna” Book Club pick, Carnegie Medals For Excellence in Fiction Longlist selection, a 2022 Aspen Words Literary Prize Longlist selection, a Joyce Carol Oates Prize Longlist selection, the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Prize for Fiction winner, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction.



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