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Two to read from work, Feb. 8

Fiction writer Gary Shteyngart and poet Quincy Troupe will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Chang-rae Lee and C.K. Williams, faculty members in the Council of the Humanities and Program in Creative Writing, will introduce the two.

Shteyngart's debut novel, "The Russian Debutante's Handbook," was published in 2002 and was named to The New York Times list of notable books for that year. His second novel, "Absurdistan,'' will be published this spring by Random House.

Troupe is the author of 14 books, including seven volumes of poetry. The recipient of two American Book Awards and a Peabody Award, he edited "James Baldwin: The Legacy" and co-wrote an autobiography of jazz musician Miles Davis. He also has produced two children's books, "Take It To the Hoop, Magic Johnson" and "Little Stevie Wonder."

The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

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