Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author to Speak at Colorado State University

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alison Lurie will read from her work at Colorado State University April 23 at 7:30 in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center.

Lurie is the author of eight novels, including "Foreign Affairs," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985. Her talk is part of Colorado State’s spring reading series and is free to the community. The event will be followed by a book signing.

Lurie’s most recent work is a collection of short stories, "Women and Ghosts." She also has published "The Language of Clothes," "Grownups," a collection of essays on children’s literature and three books of traditional folk tales for children. Three of Lurie’s novels have been adapted for television. Her new novel, "The Last Resort," will appear this summer.

Lurie is a professor in the English department at Cornell University, where she teaches courses in literature, folklore and writing. She has received Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation grants and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Award in Fiction.

The spring reading series is sponsored by the Colorado State English department and the Organization of Graduate Student Writers.

For more information on the event or the spring lecture series, call the English department at (970) 491-3790.