Writer Francine Prose Comes to U.Va.
Acclaimed novelist Francine Prose, the English departments
Rea visiting writer in fiction, will give an informal talk on
the craft of fiction Nov. 3 and read from her work Nov. 5. Both
programs are free and open to the public at 8 p.m. in the U.Va.
novel, Blue Angel, which lampoons academic life, was
a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. Among her other works
of fiction are Guided Tours of Hell, Hunters
& Gatherers and A Peaceable Kingdom.
also written nonfiction and childrens books and is a frequent
reviewer and essayist for national publications. The Lives
of the Muses, her biographical study of nine women and artists
they inspired, was published last year.