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Release: April 11, 2002
WSUI's 'Live from Prairie
Lights' features Michael Frayn April 19
Michael Frayn, who wrote
the Tony Award-winning play "Copenhagen," will be featured on the April
19 "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcast on WSUI-AM 910.
Frayn will read from his
new novel "Spies," a book about a man who returns to the town in
England where he grew up and tries to make sense of his teenage years during
World War II. Frayn is also known for his Broadway
hits, "Noises Off" (also adapted for the screen by Disney)
and "Benefactors," the best-selling novel
"Headlong," the international Emmy Award-winning "First and
Last" and the John Cleese comedy "Clockwise" Frayn has also
published a volume of philosophy, "Constructions," and has translated
plays of Chekhov.
Hosted by Julie Englander,
"Live from Prairie Lights" is aired on WSUI, the UI's public radio
station. The readings begin at 8 p.m., and are free and open to the public
at the Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.
Other upcoming readings include:
April 17: Don Harstad, deputy sheriff from Elkader, Iowa, will read from "Code
61," a book about a vampire invasion of a small town in Iowa along the
April 18: John Biguenet, fiction writer and translator from Louisiana, will
read from "The Torturer's Apprentice," a book of short stories.