October 9, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.- The Amherst College Creative Writing Center will present the third installment of its Fall Reading Series with an appearance by novelist Robert Stone on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room of the Octagon.

National Book Award Winner Stone has written six novels, exploring, among other things, racial tensions in New Orleans, revolution in Central America, Hollywood-style debauchery and, in his most recent , the violence and faith of modern-day Jerusalem. "He's like this huge, walking, talking moral barometer," Michael Kerr has said of the Brooklyn-born author, while Ken Kesey has described him "admiringly" as "a professional paranoid." Stone teaches at Yale University.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center puts on a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. The Center's Website is at http://www.amherst.edu/~cwc.