October 13, 2005
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Novelist Stephanie Grant will discuss her work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Amherst Books (8 Main St., Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, this event is free and open to the public.

Grant, the author of two novels, currently serves as Writer-in-Residence at Mount Holyoke College. In 2002, she was nominated for the Lambda Award for Best Lesbian Fiction for her novel The Passion of Alice. The Los Angeles Times Book Review calls the novel, which details the lives of several patients at an eating disorder clinic, “a smart, funny, wonderful book.” Grant's newest work, Map of Ireland, is a contemporary retelling of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Provocative and original, the book places female sexuality and friendship at the center of foundational American myth.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center organizes an annual reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. See the center's website for more information.