UNH Welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winner Edward P. Jones
Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
March 21, 2007


DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire English Department 2006-20007 Writers Series welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones, who will read from his works Monday, April 2, 2007.

The reading will be held at 6 p.m. in the Strafford Room of the Memorial Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Jones’ first book, a collection of short stories titled “Lost in the City,” was originally published by William Morrow in 1992 and short-listed for the National Book Award. Jones was named a National Book Award finalist for a second time with the publication of his debut novel, “The Known World,” which subsequently won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Jones was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Winner of the Pen/Hemingway Award and recipient of the Lannan Foundation Grant and a MacArthur Fellowship, Jones was educated at Holy Cross College and the University of Virginia.

For more information, contact Susan Dumais at the UNH English Department at (603) 862-1313 and susan.dumais@unh.edu.