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Distinguished Author Don DeLillo to Read at UW

September 24, 2009
Don LeLillo will read from and sign copies of his work Monday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Wyoming Union ballroom. (New York Times)

Acclaimed author Don DeLillo will read from his most recent novel, "Falling Man," Monday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Union ballroom. He will sign books following the free presentation.

"Falling Man" depicts the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Critics call the novel "the clearest vision yet of what it felt like to live through that day."

DeLillo has written 15 critically acclaimed novels, including "White Noise," winner of the National Book Award in 1985, and "Underworld," runner-up on the New York Times survey of the best American fiction of the past 25 years.

His awards include the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Jerusalem Prize and the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the most distinguished work of fiction of the past five years. His newest novel, "Point Omega," will be published this winter.

Monday's reading is part of the Visiting Writers Series sponsored by the UW MFA creative writing program and the Office of the President. The Visiting Writers Series is funded in part by an endowment from the Wyoming State Legislature.

Each semester, the Visiting Writers Series brings distinguished writers and emerging new voices to Wyoming. For more details, visit the MFA Web site at

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009

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