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William Faulkner Prize Winner To Appear

Frederick Barton to Read from "A House Divided"

Madison, NJ (September 29, 2003) Frederick Barton, winner of the William Faulkner Prize (2000) for fiction will read from his work "A House Divided" on Fairleigh Dickinson Universitys College at Florham Campus on Tuesday, October 14 at 5 p.m. The Reading will be held in Hartman Lounge, The Mansion.

Barton is also the author of "The El Cholo Feeling Passes","Courting Pandemonium"and "With Extreme Prejudice". His short stories have appeared in magazines and in the anthologies "Something in Common" and "Above Ground."

In addition to his achievements as a fiction writer, Barton, with composer Jay Weigel, wrote the musical play Ash Wednesday, which was the keynote presentation of the Words and Music Festival in 1998. His short film, Early Warning, premiered in April, 200l. Barton has also won repeated acclaim for his critical writing. His film column, "Balcony Seats," which appears in the newsweekly Gambit has captured over two dozen writing awards."

Barton is currently professor of English and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Orleans, where he teaches fiction writing and film criticism."

This event is co-sponsored by The Literary Review and the Department of English, Communication, and Philosophy. For more information, contact Rene Steinke, 973-443-8564.

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