“Master Storyteller” Rick Moody Opens Reading Series Sept. 16

Posted September 9th, 2010 at 5:03 pm.

A reading by Rick Moody, author of the novels The Ice Storm and, most recently, The Four Fingers of Death, opens Bryn Mawr College’s yearlong Creative Writing Program Reading Series.

Moody will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, in The Goodhart Hall Music Room.

Moody’s newest book, The Four Fingers of Death, was released in July 2010. It has been described as, “A rollicking romp through deep space and Arizona alike, improbable and thoroughly entertaining, courtesy of master storyteller Moody … A smart, fun satire—Jonathan Swift in space, with twists befitting Vincent Price,” in a starred Kirkus Review.

In addition to the The Ice Storm (which was adapted into a critically-acclaimed feature film directed by Ang Lee) and The Four Fingers of Death, Moody is the author of three collections of short fiction, a memoir, and three other novels—Garden State, Purple America, and The Diviners.

Writing in The Village Voice, Lydia Millet has called Moody “a self-styled avenging angel of highbrow literary cool.” He has been the winner of The Paris Review’s Aga Khan Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many other awards, and his book The Black Veil was winner of the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for excellence in the memoir.

The Creative Writing Program Reading Series is free and open to the public.  This year’s series will also feature:

Jamaica Kincaid, Thursday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Great Hall

Charles Simic, Thursday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House

Ha Jin, Thursday, Dec. 2 7:30 p.m., Goodhart Hall Music Room.

Jhumpa Lahiri, Wednesday, March 16, 7:30 p.m., McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

In the Frame: Women Poets Write About Visual Art, Wednesday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

John Guare, Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Great Hall

Karl Kirchwey, Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Ely Room at the Wyndham Alumnae House

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