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Novelist Nicholas Delbanco presents reading

Feb. 8, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Nicholas Delbanco, the author of 12 novels, including the recent "What Remains," will read from his work Monday, Feb. 19, at Western Michigan University.

Delbanco will read at 8:30 p.m. in Room 3512 of Knauss Hall. A reception will follow in the lobby of Knauss Hall and books will be available for sale by Athena Bookstore. The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and is free and open to the public.

In all, Delbanco has written 19 books, including novels, two collections of short stories, and the non-fiction work, "The Lost Suitcase: Reflections on the Literary Life." Among his novels are "In the Name of Mercy," "Old Scores," and "What Remains," in which Delbanco tells a the story of one family's attempt to put down roots in the aftermath of World War II. He also is the recipient of many literary awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships.

Delbanco, who is the Robert Frost Professor of English Literature and Language and the Director of the Master of Fine Arts Program in Writing at the University of Michigan, has taught at Columbia and Iowa Universities, as well as Bennington, Skidmore, Trinity and Williams Colleges. In 1977, he co-founded the Bennington Writing Workshops with the late John Gardner.

For more information, persons should contact Julie Stotz at (616) 373-9212.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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