The Lipscomb University Landiss Lecture Series
presents author Ann Patchett on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the
Swang Center, 3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville.
Admission is free. The lecture is open to the public and everyone is
invited to attend.
Nashville author Ann Patchett is one of the brightest stars in the
literary horizon. For her fourth novel, Bel Canto, she was a National Book
Critics Circle Award Finalist, and then went on to win the PEN/Faulkner
Award and Britain’s distinguished Orange Prize. She sold her first story to
the Paris Review while an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College where she
studied with Alan Gurganus, Russell Banks, and Grace Paley.
Patchett’s first novel, The Patron Saint of Liars, was a New York
Times Notable Book of the Year and was adapted into a TV movie in 1997. Her
second book, Taft, won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and her third, The
Magician’s Assistant, earned her a Guggenheim Fellowship.
USA Today has called Patchett “an elegant and lyrical writer.” With
Bel Canto, she once again lives up to that praise with a haunting and
astonishing work that glories in the indestructible power of human love and
the durability of art. As she has done in her previous books, she
contemplates our remarkable capacity to form emotional connections in
unlikely and tenuous ways.
For more information, call 279.5960 or 800.333.4358, ext. 5960.