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CELEBRATED AUTHOR HOWARD NORMAN WILL GIVE A READING AT BARD COLLEGE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 28

Darren O'Sullivan
845-758-7649
osulliva@bard.edu
10-02-2002

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Monday, October 28, at Bard College, celebrated author Howard Norman will read from new work. His most recent novel, The Haunting of L., is about spirit-photographs, adultery and greed. It is the final book in his highly acclaimed Canadian trilogy that began with The Bird Artist and continued with The Museum Guard. Norman, who has twice been named a finalist for the National Book Award, will be introduced by novelist and Bard literature professor Bradford Morrow. The reading, which is being presented as part of Morrow's innovative course on contemporary fiction, is free and open to the public and takes place at 2:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Olin Language Center.

In addition to the novels in his Canadian trilogy, Norman, who grew up in Michigan, is the author of The Northern Lights. He has written children's books, radio plays and a collection of short stories, Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad. Fluent in several Algonquin and Inuit dialects, Norman has also published collections and translations of Native American poems and folktales, including The Wishing Bone Cycle, winner of the Harold Morton Landon Prize in Translation from the Academy of American Poets; Where the Chill Came From: Cree Windigo Tales and Journeys, and Northern Tales: Traditional Stories of Eskimo and Indian Peoples, which is part of the Pantheon Folklore and Fairy Tale Library.

Norman is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives with his family in Vermont and Washington, D.C.

For more information about the reading, call 845-758-1539.

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(10.2.02)

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