Novelist Roxana Robinson to Lecture at Literary Society November 11Teaneck, 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.
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.
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