Submitted by Patricia M. Allen

October 2, 2007
Contact: Katherine Duke '05
Stacey Schmeidel
Director of Public Affairs

AMHERST, Mass.—Author Deborah Eisenberg will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Reviewing Twilight of the Superheroes for The New York Times, Ben Marcus called Eisenberg “one of the most important fiction writers now at work,” adding, “[T]here aren’t many contemporary novels as shudderingly intimate and mordantly funny as Eisenberg’s best stories.” From a group of friends whose luck in acquiring a Manhattan sublet turns to disaster as their balcony becomes a front-row seat to the catastrophe of 9/11, to the too-painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister, Eisenberg brilliantly “illustrates the lives of people rubbed raw by what the fates have sent them,” said a reviewer for Vanity Fair.

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.