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Author Charles Baxter to Visit Eastern

Written by Kate Harner


Charles Baxter.JPGWillimantic, CT -- The English Club at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a reading and book-signing by award-winning fiction writer Charles Baxter at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 in Room 301 of the Science Building. After the reading, Eastern's bookstore will offer copies for sale of Baxter's novels, "The Feast of Love" and "The Soul Thief," as well as his collection of essays on fiction, "Burning Down the House." Baxter also will hold a question and answer session at 11 a.m. on Nov. 4 in the Student Center Theatre. The public is invited to both events. Admission is free.

Baxter has authored five novels, "The Soul Thief," "The Feast of Love," "Shadow Play," "First Light" and "Saul and Patsy"; four short story collections; three poetry collections; two collections of essays on fiction; as well as other works.

Baxter has received numerous awards, including the Award of Merit in the Short Story and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Prix St. Valentine in France; and the Catalan Booksellers' Association Award for Book of the Year in Spain. "The Feast of Love" was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000, and was made into a film by Robert Benton. Baxter's work has appeared in journals and magazines such as the New Yorker and The Atlantic, among others. Baxter currently serves as the Edelstein-Keller Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota.

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