Novelist Roxana Robinson to Lecture at Literary Society November 11

Teaneck, N.J. (October 22, 2008)—Roxana Robinson, whose latest novel, “Cost,” was published earlier this year to critical praise, will lecture on “Fiction Matters” on November 11 at the Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture Series at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Four of Robinson’s works were named Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times, and “Cost” was listed as a National Book Critics Circle “Good Reads” for spring 2008. “Cost: A Novel” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) tells the story of a dysfunctional family’s summer in Maine. Julia Lambert, a divorced artist, is hosting her parents at her run-down cottage when she learns that her son is a heroin addict, and the family attempts an intervention. One critic called it “one of the most heart-wrenching and powerful novels I have ever read.”

Robinson is also the author of three earlier novels (“Sweetwater,” “This Is My Daughter,” and “Summer Light”) and three short-story collections, as well as the biography “Georgia O’Keeffe: A Life.” A graduate of the University of Michigan, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony. Her short fiction has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Best American Stories and other publications. Her essays—often about the natural world and the environment—and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Fine Gardening, Vogue and The Wall Street Journal. She teaches at the New School in New York City and divides her time between New York and Maine.

After her lecture, Robinson will answer questions from the audience and sign books.

The lecture will take place in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, 140 University Plaza Drive, on the Hackensack side of FDU’s Metropolitan Campus at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11. A $10 donation will be taken at the door, with no advance ticket sales. For more information, call 201-692-7028.

Photo Credit: Marion Ettlinger

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