Submitted by Patricia M. Allen

February 15 2008
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations


AMHERST, Mass.—Author Adam Haslett will read from his work at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall. Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.

Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. The New Yorker has described Haslett as “an eloquent, precise miniaturist,” and his collection as “a fascinating snapshot of life during the era of Prozac, when new ways of thinking about emotion have forced us to adjust our notion of identity and even, perhaps, of grace.” Winner of the 2006 PEN/Malamud Award for accomplishment in short fiction, Haslett currently lives in New York City, where he is working on a novel.    

Every year, the Amherst College Creative Writing Center sponsors a reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. All events are wheelchair accessible and followed by refreshments. For more information, please call 413/542-8200.