March 2, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Novelist Brian Morton will read at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 12, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst, the reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The New Yorker called Brian Morton’s recent novel Breakable You “ferociously moving” and elaborated: “This packed novel about the vagaries of love and grief takes place in a New York straight out of Woody Allen: enormous apartments abound, and girls in bars say things like ‘Paul Auster makes me wet.’” Brian Morton is the author of three other novels: The Dylanist (2000), A Window Across the River (2003) and Starting Out in the Evening (1999), the film version of which premiered at Sundance in January.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center sponsors a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. For more information, please call 413/542-8200.