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Nystrom And Tilghman To Read From New Works

November 3, 2003 -- A pair of award-winning University of Virginia writers, poet Debra Nystrom and novelist Christopher Tilghman, will read from their newest books at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the U.Va. Bookstore. Both teach in the Creative Writing Program in the English department.

Nystrom’s second collection of poems, “Torn Sky,” was recently published by Sarabande Books. Her poetry has appeared in many anthologies and top journals, including the American Poetry Review, Yale Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and Threepenny Review. She has received prizes from Shenandoah and the Virginia Quarterly Review and numerous Pushcart Prize nominations.

Tilghman is the author of the novel “Mason’s Retreat” and the fothcoming novel “True Fragments,” as well as two highly praised short story collections, “In a Father’s Place”and “The Way People Run.” His many awards include a Whiting Writer's Award and the Ingram Merrill Foundation fiction prize.

Contact: U.Va. Creative Writing Program, (434) 924-6675

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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