Lincroft, NJ, November 21, 2011 – Brookdale Community College’s celebrated Visited Writers Series for Fall 2011 will host fiction writer Michael Thomas on December 8 at 7:00 p.m. The reading will be held in the Warner Student Life Center Navesink rooms I & II.

Thomas is author of the novel Man Gone Down. The book was selected as one of the Times Book Review’s top five novels of the year as well as a New York Times Notable Book and a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book.

In June 2009, Thomas was awarded the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, one of the most lucrative literary prizes in the world. His novel was selected from 145 books nominated by libraries around the globe, of which four were from the U.S. The New York Times writes, “The IMPAC Dublin award is often described as ‘The largest and most international’ literary prize in the world after the Nobel.”

The Visiting Writers Series presentations feature a complimentary coffee and biscotti bar. The event is free; $3 donation is suggested for the Brookdale Community College Creative Writing Club. The monies are used to underwrite educational field trips for students. The Office of Student Life and Activities, and the Creative Writing Club co-sponsor the Series.

For more information regarding the Series, contact Suzanne Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-224-2650.