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Release: May 7, 1999
Former UI Writers' Workshop faculty member Busch reads
'Live from Prairie Lights' May 19
IOWA CITY,, Iowa -- Novelist Frederick Busch, a former
faculty member at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, will read from
his new book, "The Night Inspector," at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at Prairie
Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading is free
and open to the public.
The reading will be broadcast on "Live from Prairie
Lights," originating on UI radio station WSUI AM 910.
"Frederick Busch is a superb writer, a skilled artist
and poet in every line he writes," critic James Lee Burke has written. " [He]
writes with a constrained power that is the mark of a master . . . This man's
gift and skill are enormous."
The New York Times Book Review called Busch's new
book, "Fierce, wise, gripping and true."
Busch is the author of 22 books, including "Girls,"
The Children in the Woods," "Long Way from Home" and "Sometimes I Live in
"Girls" was a New York Times "notable book" for 1997.
Busch's short story collection, "The Children in the Woods," was a finalist
for the 1995 PEN/Faulkner Award. He has received the PEN/Malamud Award for
achievement in short fiction and the National Jewish Book Award, as well as
an award for fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
He has held National Endowment for the Arts, James
Merrill, and Guggenheim fellowships, and he currently serves as the Edgar
Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University, where he teaches
creative writing and directs the Living Writers program.