Novelist to Speak at The Gene Barnett Barnett Literary Society


Teaneck, NJ (September 23, 2013) ­– The Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture series of Fairleigh Dickinson University will feature novelist Meg Wolitzer on Tuesday, October 22nd 2013. The title of her talk is “On Reading, Writing, and The Interestings.” Her latest work is called The Interestings.


Wolitzer’s first novel, Sleepwalking, was published in 1982 while she was still a   undergraduate. He other books include Hidden Pictures, This Is Your Life, Friends for Life, Surrender, Dorothy, The Wife, The Position, The Ten-Year Nap, and The Uncoupling. Her short story “Tea at the House was featured in 1998’s Best American Short Stores collection. Meg also wrote two novels for younger readers: Caribou and The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman.


Meg was born in Long Island, New York. She studied creative writing at Smith College and was a graduate from Brown University.


Ms. Wolitzer’s lecture will begin at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall on the Hackensack side of the campus.  A question –and- answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.


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, and for additional information call (201) 692-7028.


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