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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 Lecturers 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
Lecturers Tale" is "the most devastating portrait of contemporary
academic life that Ive 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.