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Release: Jan. 25, 2001

UI CAMPUS NOTES -- IOWA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

HYNES READS ‘LIVE FROM PRAIRIE LIGHTS’ JAN.29 -- James Hynes, a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will read from his new novel, "The Lecturer’s Tale," at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at the Prairie Lights bookstore, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The reading -- part of the "Live from Prairie Lights" series on the UI radio station WSUI, 910 AM -- is free and open to the public.

Hynes is the author of two previous books, the novel "The Wild Colonial Boy" and "Publish and Perish," a collection of novellas. A former recipient of a UI Michener Fellowship, Hynes has won the Hopwood Award and a grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts. His book reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, the Village Voice, and the Boston Review.

In a recent review for the Washington Post, Michael Dirda wrote that "The Lecturer’s Tale" is "the most devastating portrait of contemporary academic life that I’ve ever read."

Cathleen Schine says, "Hynes is fearlessly playful, a riveting storyteller and a graceful observer of human folly."

For more information on the "Live from Prairie Lights" readings, visit the series web page at http://www.prairielights.com/livefromplights.htm.