Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist to Speak at The Gene Barnett Literary Society

Teaneck, NJ ( April 2, 2013) – The Gene Barnett Literary Society of Fairleigh Dickinson University will feature acclaimed novelist Elizabeth Strout on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The title of her talk is “From Concept to Completion: The Burgess Boys.”

Strout’s first novel, Amy and Isabelle, was published in 1998 to critical acclaim. It was shortlisted for the 2000 Orange Prize and nominated for the 2000 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction. In 2006, Abide with Me, a national bestseller, was published followed by Olive Kitteridge, a novel in stories won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her latest work, The Burgess Boys – A Novel, is slated for publication on March 28, 2013.

Born in Portland, Maine, Strout grew up in small towns in Maine and New Hampshire. She holds an English degree from Bates College, Lewiston, Me.; a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law in New York; and a certificate of gerontology from Syracuse School of Social Work.

Strout’s lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall on the Hackensack side of campus. Copies of Strout’s books will be available for sale and signing after the question-and-answer session. The evening is open to the general public with tickets at $10.00 per person. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 p.m. on the night of the lecture. The cost is free to faculty, staff and students with valid FDU IDs. There are no advanced ticket sales or reserved seating. If there are groups of 10 or more, call (201) 692 7028. For additional information call 201-692-7028.

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