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Baker, Russell to read from works

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Fiction writers Nicholson Baker and Karen Russell will kick off the spring lineup of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Baker is the author of seven novels, including "Vox" and "The Mezzanine," and three works of nonfiction, including "Double Fold," which won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001. His most recent work, "Human Smoke," explores a critical time in history a few years before the United States entered into World War II.

Russell has been featured in The New Yorker's debut fiction issue and New York magazine's list of 25 people to watch under the age of 26. Her debut collection of stories is titled "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves."

The reading series is sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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