22nd Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 11-15, 1999


Debra Monroe, 22nd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Debra Monroe

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center; Chandler Recital Hall, Deihn Fine and Performing Center

Author/Artist Bio

Debra Monroe is the author of three books of fiction: The Source of Trouble which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1990; a second story collection published in 1995, A Wild, Cold State, which appeared on best books lists in Vanity Fair and Elle magazine, and a novel, Newfangled, which was nominated for the National Book Award. Evelin Sullivan of the San Francisco Chronicle praised the novel as being "written with the seemingly effortless grace that is the hallmark of true mastery." Monroe is an associate professor in the MFA program at Southwest Texas State University.


Monroe read on Thursday, October 14th, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. with Richard Chess and Margaret Gibson and at 8:00 p.m.

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