Brooklyn Voices Presents John Darnielle

January 31, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – January 31, 2017 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC), in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore, is pleased to launch its spring Brooklyn Voices series with author and musician John Darnielle. He will discuss his latest work, Universal Harvester, in conversation with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Donna Tartt on Monday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in SJC’s Tuohy Hall Auditorium.

“Our first Brooklyn Voices event of the semester features John Darnielle and Universal Harvester, a thriller staged far away from our urban environs in rural Iowa,” said Barbara Garii, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs at SJC Brooklyn. “I found the book to be compelling and fascinating as it used one's knowledge of place as a starting point into a sorrow-ridden and suspenseful journey into both past and future.”

Darnielle’s first novel, Wolf in White Van, was a New York Times bestseller, National Book Award nominee and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction. He is the writer, composer, guitarist and vocalist for the band The Mountain Goats. Darnielle lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and sons.

Tickets are $28 and include a copy of the book and an opportunity to have it signed. For tickets, visit For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or [email protected]

About Brooklyn Voices
Created in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, the aim of the Brooklyn Voices series is to promote and enhance the creative vitality of our home neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill by providing local writers, artists, and intellectuals with a forum in which to discuss and present their works to our neighbors, patrons, and students. Through lectures, forums, performances, and public discussion, Brooklyn Voices seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the thriving intellectual culture of the neighborhood and ensure that our community remains a stimulating place in which to live, learn, and do business.

About St. Joseph’s College
St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.