Amy Bloom to Speak at FDU As Part of Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture Series

Teaneck, NJ (October 20, 2010) — The Gene Barnett Literary Society of Fairleigh Dickinson University will feature the novelist and short story writer Amy Bloom on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010.  The title of her talk is “21st Century Love: What’s Better, What’s Worse.”

Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling novel Away, chosen as one of the best books of the year by more than ten newspapers. Her new collection of stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, is now on sale.  A practicing psychotherapist for 20 years, Bloom has an acute understanding of human nature and an ear especially attuned to the inner and outer voices of the characters in her books. ''I spent my professional life exploring the gap between what people said and how they said it, the chasm between what they felt and what they said they felt.''  

Amy Bloom is a National Magazine Award winner. She has demonstrated her versatility and wit in the essays she has written for magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and Salon, on subjects as diverse as cooking lasagna, marrying at 50, and transsexuals. The latter inspired her first nonfiction book, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude. She is a writer-in-residence at Wesleyan University and has lectured to literary groups and on campuses across the country.

Ms. Bloom’s lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in FDU’s Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, Hackensack NJ. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.  The evening is open to the general public with tickets at $10 per person. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30 p.m. on the night of the lecture.

For information call (201) 692-7028.


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