Writer And Essayist Francine Prose Will Give Reading And Talk At
October 13, 2003 --
novelist Francine Prose, known for her wit and sharp observation,
will present a talk and a reading at
of Virginia in early November as the English department’s
Rea visiting writer in fiction.
author of “Blue Angel” and
other popular books, will give an informal talk on the craft of
fiction on Monday, Nov.
3, and read from her
work on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Both programs are free and open to the public at 8
p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore.
Angel,” which lampoons academic life, was a finalist for
the 2000 National Book Award. Among her other works of fiction
Tours of Hell,” “Hunters & Gatherers,” “A Peaceable
People,” “Bigfoot Dreams” and “Household Saints.”
also written nonfiction and children’s books and is a frequent
reviewer and essayist for national publications. “The Lives of the
biographical study of nine women and artists they inspired, was published
last year. A collection of her essays is “Scent of a Woman’s
1968 graduate of Radcliffe College, she lives in New York.
U.Va. Creative Writing Program, (434) 924-6675