Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Canceled: Author Nicole Krauss Will be Replaced by Chris Abani at Tonight's Cabin Reading

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 3:52 PM

It's rare that New York traffic affects life in Idaho, but this is one of those unusual occasions. A flight delay in New York has grounded Nicole Krauss, who was scheduled to speak at the Egyptian Theatre tonight as part of The Cabin's Readings and Conversations Series.

But the show must go on, and The Cabin has replaced Krauss with Chris Abani, a Nigerian-born novelist, poet and political activist. He has written five novels, including GraceLand, the story of a Nigerian Elvis impersonator hoping to break out of poverty.

His work frequently explores human-rights issues facing Nigeria, and tries to change the way readers see more familiar locales, such as Los Angeles. Abani has won numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Award and a California Book Award. He is currently a professor at the University of California Riverside.

Tickets are still available to hear Chris Abani speak tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St. The cost is $28 for the lower balcony, $22 upper balcony and $12 for students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

If you'd like a refund for tonight's performance, contact The Cabin at 208-331-8000.

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