Steven Millhauser, 23rd annual ODU Literary Festival

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Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Steven Millhauser is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Martin DressIer (1996), which was also a finalist for the National Book Award. In his most recent novella, Enchanted Night (1999), he captures the suspended dreams and desires of a sweltering summer night in southern Connecticut.

He is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Knife Thrower and Other Stories (1998) and Edwin Mullhouse: The Life and Death of an American Writer. Walter Clemons in Newsweek called Edwin Mullhouse "a major debut." Richard Locke in Life said it was "Astounding and delightful. . . enormously funny and moving. . . a thoroughly original, brilliant first novel." The New York Times Book Review said it "soars with the breath-held clarity of true fiction." Critics have declared that Millhauser’s work has a "resonance and fairy tale allure." According to Kirkus, he is that rarity in American fiction: "the writer who keeps getting better and better." He teaches at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.


Millhauser read on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.


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