Oct. 20, 2011: UNH Writers Series presents Margot Livesey
Please join us for our first Writers Series event of the 2011-2012 season with award winning novelist Margot Livesey. You are welcome to invite colleagues, friends, and students to this event. This event is sponsored by the Frederick Hyde Hibberd ’88 Fund. It is free and open to the public.
Date: Thursday, 10/20/11
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: MUB 1
Margot Livesey was born and grew up on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. She has taught in numerous writing programs including the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Boston University, and the Warren Wilson MFA program, and is the author of a collection of stories and six novels, including EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE and most recently THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET which won the L.L.Winship/PEN New England award. She lives in Cambridge and is a distinguished writer-in-residence at Emerson College in Boston. Her new novel, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, will be published early January, 2012. You can learn more about Ms. Livesey’s work on her website: http://www.margotlivesey.com/
Praise for The House on Fortune Street
"The House on Fortune Street is a title with a sting in its tail. Livesey's writing is acutely observant; her psychological algebra is admirable and sometimes astonishing." — Richard Eder, The New York Times
“The most durable structure here, in fact, is not a house but the novel itself, whose design unites so seamlessly with its intentions that one wants to admire it from every angle...the narrative never seems mired in the same ways as its characters: It keeps turning and turning, like an architectural model on a revolving pedestal, revealing something new with every spin." — Donna Rifkind, The Washington Post
"It's rare for a novel to contain characters as alive as the ideas they are created to explore, but The House on Fortune Street is one of the best of this kind to come along in a while....Livesey is attentive as always to word choice and rhythm, and her prose beautifully evokes the thwarted passion and thrilling intrigue found in the works of Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Keats and Charles Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll)." — Conan Putnam, Chicago Tribune
Praise for Eva Moves the Furniture
"Every novel of Margot Livesey's is, for her readers, a joyous discovery. Her work radiates with compassion and intelligence and always, deliciously, mystery." — Alice Sebold
"A quirky and enchanting novel about the thin curtain that separates our world from the next." — Alice Hoffman
Please contact the UNH English Department for more information about any of our Writers Series events: (603) 862-1313. The UNH Writers Series is made possible with the support of the MacArthur/Simic and Edmund G. Miller Funds.