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Fiction Writer And Essayist Francine Prose Will Give Reading And Talk At U.Va.

October 13, 2003 -- Acclaimed novelist Francine Prose, known for her wit and sharp observation, will present a talk and a reading at the University of Virginia in early November as the English department’s Rea visiting writer in fiction.

Prose, 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.

“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,” “A Peaceable Kingdom,” “Primitive People,” “Bigfoot Dreams” and “Household Saints.”

She’s also written nonfiction and children’s 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. A collection of her essays is “Scent of a Woman’s Ink.”

A 1968 graduate of Radcliffe College, she lives in New York.

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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