Chestertown, MD, February 9, 2001 — Novelist Donald Antrim, author of The Verificationist, The Hundred Brothers and Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, will read from his works Monday, February 19, 2001, at 8:00 p.m. in the Sophie Kerr Room of Washington College's Miller Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Esquire magazine recently observed of Antrim's fiction: "Not since the late Donald Barthelme have we had such a pitch-perfect surrealizing of domestic American life." Praised for his "gloriously unhinged" writing style, Antrim graduated with a degree in English from Brown University in 1981 before moving into a career in literary management, publishing, editing and copywriting. His first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, was published in 1993 by Viking/Penguin and excerpted in Harper's and Paris Review.
Antrim's second novel, The Hundred Brothers, was completed in 1996 and excerpted in The New Yorker later that year. After the publication of The Hundred Brothers, Antrim was lauded by Time magazine as one of "Fictions' New Fab Four." Antrim's latest novel, The Verificationist, was published by Knopf in February 2000.