Margot Livesey to be here beginning of April
Livesey, a Scottish-born novelist whose suspenseful tales have
been described as straddling the dark edge of the psychological-thriller
genre, will present a reading and a talk as the Rea Visiting Writer
at U.Va. the first week of April.
author of the highly praised novels The Missing World, Criminals
and Homework, Livesey will speak on the craft of fiction April
2 and read from her work April 5. Both events will be at 8 p.m.
in the University Bookstore.
a writer-in-residence at Emerson College in Massachusetts, Livesey
has also published a collection of short stories, Learning by
Heart. She has garnered critical acclaim for the plotting, characterization
and psychological depth of her work.
Rea Visiting Writer program in U.Va.'s English
department is sponsored by the Dungannon Foundation and the
Henry Hoyns Fund. During a week-long visit, Livesey will work
with students in the department's graduate Creative Writing Program.