Novelist to Speak at The Gene Barnett Literary Society

Teaneck, NJ (September 24, 2013) – The Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture Series of Fairleigh Dickinson University will feature novelist Meg Wolitzer on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. The title of her talk is  “On Reading, Writing, and The Interestings.”


Meg Wolitzer graduated from Brown University in 1981. She published her first novel, Sleepwalking, the following year. Her following novels include The Wife (2003), The Position (2005), The Ten Year Nap (2008), The Uncoupling (2011), and The Interesting (2013).  About her most recent novel The New York Times critic, Liese Schillings, said that “it’s incisive vision and generous sweep place it among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s  Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides  The Marriage Plot.”


Wolitzer has written two novels for young people, Carbou (1985) and The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. Two films have been based on her works: “This is My Life,” scripted and directed by Nora Ephron and the 2007 TV movie “Surrender, Dorothy” staring Diane Keaton. The Uncoupling also was the subject of the first coast to coast virtual book club discussion via Skype.


Meg Wolitzer has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Skidmore College and Southampton College.


The lecture will be on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on the Hackensack side of the campus. Copies of Wolitzer’s books will be available for sale and signing after the Q&A session.


The evening is open to the general public with tickets at $10 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 and we will arrange for group seating. For additional information, call (201) 692-7028.

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