Guggenheim Fellow Robin Hemley To Give Reading

Tuesday, November 1 2011


MOSCOW, Idaho – Award-winning author, Robin Hemley will read from his work and sign books Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., at the University of Idaho. His appearance is part of the university’s Distinguished Visiting Writer series.

“The magnitude of Robin’s published work is truly impressive,” said Doug Heckman, who heads the university’s MFA Creative Writing program. “One can find his fiction, poetry and nonfiction published in countries around the world.”

Hemley has written eight volumes of nonfiction and fiction, including his latest book, “Do-Over.” He has two books scheduled for release in 2012. Additionally, the BBC is producing a feature film based on his book, “Invented Eden.”

Over the course of his career, he has collected numerous honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from The Chicago Tribune, The Story Magazine Humor Prize, an Independent Press Book Award and two Pushcart Prizes. His work has appeared in The New York Times, ORION, The Wall Street Journal, and New York Magazine, among other publications.

The Distinguished Visiting Writer series is sponsored by the English department and the MFA in Creative Writing Program. The series brings writers of national significance to work with University of Idaho students and present their work at a public reading.

Hemley’s reading and book-signing are in the university’s Menard Law Building Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.

More information on this and other MFA Creative Writing events and programs, is available online: www.uidaho.edu/class/english/ or contact Heckman at dheckman@uidaho.edu.
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