February 20, 2008
Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.—Author Victoria Redel will read from her work at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 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.
Redel is the award-winning author of two books of poetry and three books of fiction. Grace Paley said of Redel’s story collection Where the Road Bottoms Out, “Only a poet could have written this prose. Only a storyteller could keep a reader turning these pages so greedily.” Redel’s most recent novel, The Border of Truth, follows the daughter of a Holocaust survivor as she uncovers the secrets of her family’s history, and Publishers Weekly called it “a welcome and fresh perspective on the well-trod subject of the Holocaust.”
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.