Fiction reading on tap

Friday October 15 2010


Michael Lowenthal, Fall Thornton Writer-in-Residence, will read from his work Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.

Lowenthal is the author of three novels: The Same Embrace (Dutton, 1998), Avoidance (Graywolf Press, 2002), and Charity Girl (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which was a New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice" selection and a BookSense Top Twenty Pick.

His stories and essays have appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine,, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Tin House, and, and have been anthologized in more than twenty books, including Best New American Voices 2005.

Lowenthal has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf and Wesleyan writers' conferences, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and residencies in Scotland and Brazil. An active former board member of the literary human rights organization PEN New England, he lives in Boston, where he teaches fiction in the low-residency MFA program at Lesley University.

The lecture is sponsored by The Richard H. Thornton Endowment in English and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. A reception and book signing will follow. For more information, call 434.544.8690.