And Story Writer Christopher Tilghman Will Read Feb. 28
13, 2001-- Christopher Tilghman, a visiting writer
at the University of Virginia this semester who is widely praised
as one of Americas finest fiction writers, will read from
his work Feb. 28 at the U.Va. Bookstore.
of the novel "Masons Retreat" and story collections
"In a Father's Place" and "The Way People Run,"
Tilghman will read at 8 p.m. in the bookstore mezzanine. The event
is free and open to the public.
work, which has appeared in the New Yorker and other magazines and
several times in the annual "Best American Short Stories"
collections, has been acclaimed for its depictions of peoples
inner lives and emotional connections and for its vivid sense of
place, including the Chesapeake Bay region and the West.
at Emerson College in Massachusetts, he is teaching this semester
in the U.Va. Creative Writing Program in the Department of English.
He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer's
Award and the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856