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Award-Winning Writer and Novelist Rick Moody To Give Reading at Bard College on April 20



Jennifer Wai-Lan Huang
845-758-7008
huang@bard.edu
04-02-2009
 
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—Award-winning writer and novelist Rick Moody will read from his work on Monday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema of the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as “one of the most prodigiously talented writers in America,” Rick Moody is a versatile writer whose work has won accolades across form and genre. The Boston Globe writes, “Despite the sometimes dark subject matter, Moody writes with a compassion for his characters that lends his work a sense of hope.” Moody will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, which is presented as part of Morrow’s course on innovative contemporary fiction, is free and open to the public. For more information about the reading, call 845-758-1539.

Rick Moody is the author of several well received novels including Garden State, which won the Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award; The Ice Storm, which was adapted into a feature film; Purple America; and The Diviners. He has also written several collections of stories including The Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven and Demonology. His memoir, The Black Veil, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. His most recent collection, Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas, was praised by the Chicago Tribune as “Moody’s subtlest and most darkly comical performance yet.” Moody has received the Addison Metcalf Award, the Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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