Abbott Opens Visiting Writers Series

Posted: October 4, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk

Fiction writer Lee K. Abbott opens the Visiting Writers Series today at 8 p.m. in George’s Restaurant. Abbott, best known for his short stories, is a professor of English and former director of the creative writing program at Ohio State University.

His short story collections include Wet Places at Noon, Living After Midnight, Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, and The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting. His work has appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, Harper’s, the Georgia Review, and Ploughshares. The recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Abbott has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. His newest collection, Heat, Light and Time: New and Selected Stories, is forthcoming.

The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the English Department. For more information, call x31180.

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