CHESTERTOWN, MD—Novelist Paul Lisicky will give a reading at the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, 407 Washington Avenue, on Thursday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee, the reading is free and open to the public.
Lawnboy, Lisicky’s debut novel, garnered much high-profile praise. Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cunningham called it “the real thing, a novel of mystery and great beauty,” and added that “the appearance of a writer like Paul Lisicky… is a rare event.”
In addition to Lawnboy (Turtle Point Press, 1998), Lisicky has published a memoir titled Famous Builder (Graywolf Press, 2002) and the novel The Burning House (Etruscan Press, 2011). His latest, a collection of prose pieces titled Unbuilt Projects, is scheduled for publication by Four Way Books next fall. Many of his shorter works have been included in anthologies or appeared in publications that include The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Story Quarterly.
A graduate of the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Lisicky has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, the Henfield Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass., where he was twice a fellow. He has taught in the graduate writing programs at Cornell University, Rutgers-Newark, and Sarah Lawrence College. He currently teaches at NYU. To learn more, visit his Website: http://paullisicky.com/.