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Writers Paley and Nichols Read from their Works

Grace Paley and Robert Nichols
Grace Paley and Robert Nichols

Grace Paley and Robert Nichols are on campus as Montgomery Fellows. They will give a public reading of their works, "In and out of the Country" on Tuesday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m. in Filene Auditorium.  Nichols is the author of Slow Newsreel of Man Riding Train (1962) and Red Shift (1977), among other books. About his comic fiction, From the Steam Room, Ursula K. LeGuin said, "Nichols is one of our most profoundly original writers, his political passion and acuteness transfigured by a visionary gleam." Paley's literary output spans five decades, ranging from The Little Disturbances of Man (1959) to Collected Stories (1994), among many other books. She is the first recipient of the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit and received an honorary degree from Dartmouth in 1998.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08