Gramercy Books | Bexley, Ohio

Join acclaimed author and Ohio Wesleyan University professor Robert Olmstead for a discussion and signing of his newest book, "Savage Country," an arresting novel that taps an extraordinary, blood-drenched story of 19th century greed, savagery, and desire. 

This "Author Night" event will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at Gramercy Books, 2424 E. Main St., Bexley. 

With novels such as "The Coldest Night"—finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize—and "Coal Black Horse"—winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction—Olmstead has applied his singular vision of America’s past with a lyrical and fierce intensity.

“Violent and meditative, hopeless and elegiac, ribald and somber,” says The New York Times Book Review, “Olmstead’s voice draws its energy from contradiction and daring juxtapositions of language and event. ... He writes heartbreaking, accurate, moving prose.”

Acclaimed for his propulsive, cinematic storytelling, Olmstead’s "Far Bright Star" is headed to the big screen with Joaquin Phoenix starring and Casey Affleck directing. 


At Ohio Wesleyan, Olmstead is the director of creative writing within the Department of English. Read more about Olmstead and "Savage Country."