Wednesday, August 10, 2011

“True Blood” Writer Joins University of Mississippi English Faculty

** He wrote  Burning House of Love (1x07) and I Don't Wanna Know (1x10)

OXFORD, Miss. – Award-winning author and screenwriter Chris Offutt is slated to join the faculty at the University of Mississippi this fall as assistant professor of English and screenwriting.
Offutt, who wrote two screenplays for HBO’s hit series “True Blood,” is writing a screenplay for the HBO series “Treme.” He is also the author of several novels and memoirs, and his upcoming work, “Luck,” will be his third short story collection.
English department Chair Ivo Kamps said the faculty is “extremely pleased to add to its rank a screenwriter, novelist and nonfiction writer” of Offutt’s caliber.

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