February 28, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Rick Moody, bestselling author of a number of works of fiction and memoir, will read from his writing as the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. Spring Reading Series continues on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Bogomolny Room in the UB Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
Moody, whose award-winning books Garden State, The Ice Storm and The Black Veil are among a growing body of critically acclaimed, highly popular works that have led critics and peers to declare him "the gutsiest writer of his generation" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and to praise him for taking "the art of the memoir an important step into its future" (Thomas Pynchon), is known for his challenging prose and sometimes thorny subject matter.
The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions received the NAMI/Ken Book Award and the PEN Martha Albrand Award for excellence in the memoir, while his short fiction and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Stories 2001, Best American Essays 2004, Year's Best Science Fiction #9, and, multiply, in the Pushcart Prize anthology. He received both the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim fellowship. His novel The Ice Storm was transformed into an award-winning film by director Ang Lee. Moody also is a radio commentator and a musician.
The M.F.A. Spring Reading Series is sponsored by the Hearst Visiting Scholars Fund and the Klein Family Fund.
Learn more about UB's M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts.
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