Alan Cheuse. Photo courtesy of NPR

Alan Cheuse, the National Public Radio book critic and author of five novels, will participate in a reading on Thursday hosted by the University of Texas’ Michener Center for Writers.

The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Avaya Auditorium, POB 2.302, at the southeast corner of Speedway and 24th streets.

Cheuse is the author of five novels, including “The Light Possessed,” “To Catch the Lightning,” “Songs of Slaves in the Desert” and an upcoming release of a new version of his 1968 novel “The Grandmothers Club” as “Prayers for the Living.”

Parking is available in the nearby UT San Jacinto Garage, and the event is free and open to the public.