Andre Dubus III is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories; the novels Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog, and The Garden of Last Days; and a memoir, Townie. Published in 20 languages and made into an Academy Award-nominated motion picture, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Booksense Book of the Year. It was also an Oprah Book Club Selection and reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for fiction, and the Pushcart Prize. He is a member of PEN American Center, has served as a panelist for The National Book Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts, and has taught at Harvard University, Tufts University, Emerson College, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he is a full-time faculty member.
The Writers’ Workshop Series at The Williston Northampton School began in 1998 as an advanced class for aspiring writers. Since its inception, the series has hosted many accomplished authors, including Chris Bohjalian, Arthur Golden, Tom Perrotta, Richard Russo, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Williston parent Tracy Kidder. The series was founded by authors and Williston parents Elinor Lipman, Anita Shreve, and Madeleine Blais.
Two more public presentations by writers follow Dubus: Nikky Finney (Head Off & Split) on October 27, and Alison Pace (A Pug’s Tale) on November 1.
All presentations are free and open to the public, and take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Dodge Room of the Reed Campus Center at 40 Park Street. For more information, please call 413-529-3311.