Ron Currie Jr. Tristan Spinski photo

A reading with author Ron Currie Jr. is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, via Zoom, presented by the Franco-American Collection at the University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College.

Currie will read from a new, as-yet unpublished novel set in the Franco-American community in Waterville. A question-and-answer session will follow the reading.

Currie is a novelist, screenwriter and native Mainer. His work has been translated into 15 languages, and he has won the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Alex Award from the American Library Association, and the Pushcart Prize, according to a news release from the college.

As a screenwriter he’s worked, most recently, on the Apple TV+ series “Extrapolations,” scheduled for release this year. His short fiction, nonfiction, essays and criticism have been published in the New York Times, Salon, The Believer, The Chicago Tribune, and many other venues.

There is no fee for the college programs, made possible by donations from the Québec Delegation in Boston, Severin Beliveau and Paul Dube on behalf of the Forum Francophone des Affaires, Androscoggin Home Health & Hospice, Country Kitchen, Pinette Dillingham & Lynch, The Albert Lepage Foundation, Regis & Carolyn Lepage, Doris & John Bonneau, Dirigo Credit Union, The Law Offices of Dionne & Courturier, Central Maine Credit Union, and an anonymous donor. The college also supported its membership.

To register for the reading and find the Zoom link, visit usm.maine.edu. For more information, contact FAC archivist Anna Faherty at [email protected] or 207-753-6545.

All programs are recorded and can be viewed at video.maine.edu/channel/franco-american.

For more information about Currie and his work, visit roncurrieauthor.com.