Award-Winning Fiction Writer Featured In UNH Authors’ Series

Contact: Erika Mantz
603-862-1567
UNH Media Relations

Jan. 10, 2005



DURHAM, N.H. – The Friends of Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire will host the second in a series of one-on-one conversations with authors who have ties to the Granite State Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at 2 p.m. when local author Rebecca Rule interviews Charlotte Bacon before a live audience.
         
Bacon has taught fiction writing at UNH since 1998, the same year her collection of stories, A Private State, was awarded the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction. Her first novel, Lost Geography, was chosen as one of the best first novels by the Washington Post in 2000 and included as one of the 10 best first novels in Book Lust by Nancy Perl. She published her second novel, There is Room for You, to critical acclaim earlier this year.
         
In the style of Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, Rule will serve as host and interviewer for The Authors’ Series from Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire. The interview will be recorded by New Hampshire Public Television for future broadcast. There will be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions. The program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a space, e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540 by Jan. 26. Light refreshments will be served after the interview and both authors will be available to sign their books.
         
Three times a year The Authors’ Series features an author who lives, summers, teaches or was born in New Hampshire. The next featured author will be Donald Hall on Sunday, May 1, 2005. To learn more or to receive updates on the series e-mail nh.authors@unh.edu or call (603) 862-1540.
         
“This series is an opportunity for us to highlight Dimond Library, a great state resource that belongs to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the people of the state of New Hampshire, and to showcase the incredible talent of New Hampshire authors,” says University Librarian Claudia Morner. “We had a great response to our first author, Donald Murray, and look forward to continuing the series.”