CLEMSON — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will be the featured author at Clemson University’s sixth annual Literary Festival April 3-7. Egan will give a reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Alumni Center.

Egan is the author of “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2011. She also is the author of “The Keep,” “Look at Me,” “The Invisible Circus” and “Emerald City.” Her stories have been published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine and GQ, and her nonfiction is published frequently in The New York Times Magazine.

The Literary Festival will host a number of other award-winning authors in the Downtown Reading Series.

Authors Holly Goddard Jones, Ben Mirov and Glenn Shaheen will read at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at 356 Sushi and Martini Bar, 366 College Ave. A second reading featuring David Abrams, Eduardo C. Corral, Charles McLeod, Bonnie Nadzam and Ariana Reines will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Tiger Town Tavern, 368 College Ave.

All authors were chosen by Clemson students from a variety of majors and backgrounds. The festival was organized by a group of 11 students in a Creative Inquiry project under the guidance of English professor Jillian Weise and lecturer John Pursley. 

The Clemson Literary Festival has brought more than 50 writers to Clemson for readings, panels and discussions. All events are free and open to the public. For more information about the authors and a complete schedule, visit