January 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Visiting Fiction Writer Charles D’Ambrosio, Jan. 29

Charles D’Ambrosio

Charles D’Ambrosio

The Creative Writing Program presents its second visiting writer of the 2014-15 academic year, Charles D’Ambrosio, who will read from his work Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. A book signing and reception will follow.

Loitering book coverD’Ambrosio is the author of two collections of short stories, The Point (1995) and The Dead Fish Museum (2006). He also published a collection of essays, Orphans (2005). His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Stranger (newspaper), The Paris Review, Zoetrope All-Story, and A Public Space.

His newest book, Loitering, is a collection of essays just out from Tin House Books. His story collections were finalists for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and PEN/Faulkner Award. He is the recipient of the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a USA Rasmussen Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and the Washington State Book Award. D’Ambrosio currently serves as part of the permanent faculty at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.

See Phillip Lopate’s New York Times review of his brand new essay collection, Loitering.


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