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Writers Joseph O'Neill and Matthew Dickman
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

On Wednesday, April 17, award-winning fiction writer Joseph O’Neill and Honickman First Book Prize-winning poet Matthew Dickman will read from their works as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center for the Arts. Princeton student Lillian Li will also read from her recent fiction work. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at the McCarter Theatre Center, is free and open to the public.

Joseph O’Neill is the author of three novels including the highly praised Netherland (2008) , which won both the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award in 2009 and was named to the New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008. His earlier novels include This is the Life (1991) and The Breezes (1996). In addition to his novels, O’Neill also completed a memoir about his half-Irish, half-Turkish background entitled Blood-Dark Track: A Family History , which was named a New York Times Notable Book in 2002. A Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College since 2011, O'Neill has written for Granta and New York magazine and regularly contributes to Atlantic Monthly.

O’Neill will be introduced by Chang-rae Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Surrendered and Professor in and the Acting Director of the Program in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center.

Matthew Dickman's first collection of poetry, All-American Poem, winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, was published in 2008. In 2012 he published a second volume of poetry entitled Mayakovsky's Revolver and 50 American Plays, co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman. He is the recipient of the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 2009 Oregon Book Award, in addition to fellowships from Literary Arts of Oregon, the Michener Center for Writers, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Dickman's poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, McSweeney's and Tin House, where he currently serves as poetry editor.

Dickman will be introduced by his brother and colleague Michael Dickman, winner of the 2008 Narrative Prize and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Lewis Center.

The Lewis Center’s Program in Creative Writing is sponsoring this event as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series which provides an opportunity for students, as well as all in the greater Princeton region to hear and meet the best writers of contemporary poetry and fiction. All readings are free and open to the public and take place on select Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.

In May, students in the Program in Creative Writing will present readings of their work, including seniors who are completing a certificate in the program. To learn more about the Program in Creative Writing, the Reading Series, and the more than 100 events offered annually by the Lewis Center visit princeton.edu/arts .

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Photo Caption 1: Bestselling fiction writer Joseph O’Neill

Photo Credit 1: Photo courtesy of Joseph O’Neill

Photo Caption 2: Poet Matthew Dickman

Photo Credit 2: Photo courtesy of Matthew Dickman

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