(*Friday) October 29: novelist/essayist Paul Lisicky
Paul Lisicky, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, has received a
National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, two
fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a
Henfield/Transatlantic Review Award, a James Michener/Copernicus
Society Fellowship, and two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in
Provincetown. His short fiction has appeared in the
anthologies MEN on MEN; BEST AMERICAN GAY FICTION 2; and FLASH FICTION, as
well as in BOULEVARD, QUARTERLY WEST,
GULF COAST, MISSISSIPPI REVIEW, BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW, and the CAROLINA
QUARTERLY, among others.
He teaches at the University of Houston's Imprint program and is
Writer-in-Residence at Houston's High School for the Performing Arts.
Of Lisicky's new novel, LAWNBOY, published in September 1999 by Turtle
Point Press, Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE HOURS
Michael Cunningham has said, "I read this book increasingly slowly,
dreading the moment when I would have no more of it to read."
Lisicky divides his time between Provincetown, Massachusetts, and
Houston, Texas, where he lives with his partner, the poet and
memoirist Mark Doty. Currently, Lisicky is at work on a new novel.
Available on campus by Paul Lisicky:
Lawnboy: A Novel
(and various anthologies.)
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