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“America's sexiest writer” to read Sept. 13 at APSU

Salon has dubbed her Americas sexiest writer, saying she seems incapable of putting a dull sentence to paper. The New York Times has called her a virtuoso whose work is wise and beguiling. Shes even been selected one of Esquires Women We Love.

Lorrie Moore, one of the nations best contemporary authors, will read from her work at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 in the Gentry Auditorium, Kimbrough Building.
Salon has dubbed her “America's sexiest writer,” saying “she seems incapable of putting a dull sentence to paper.” The New York Times has called her a virtuoso whose work is “wise and beguiling.” She's even been selected one of Esquire's “Women We Love.”

Lorrie Moore, one of the nation's best contemporary authors, will read from her work at 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 in the Gentry Auditorium, Kimbrough Building.

Most of the stories in Moore's first collection, “Self-Help,” published in 1985, were taken from her Cornell M.F.A. thesis. Her first novel, “Anagrams,” came out the next year. These early successes were followed by the collection “Like Life” (1990), which garnered rave reviews and included the story “You're Ugly, Too,” which was reprinted in “The New Yorker,” “The O. Henry Awards” and “The Best American Short Stories.” She also received critical praise for her 1994 novel, “Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?,” and “Birds of America” (1998).

Moore's writing career kicked off with an award (she won Seventeen magazine's short-story contest in 1976), and she's kept that momentum, earning a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1989, Jack I. and Lillian L. Poses Creative Arts Citation in Fiction in 1991 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991.

Moore's reading, which is sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow.