Roanoke College

FICTION READING BY ALAN CHEUSE

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SALEM, Va. - Novelist Alan Cheuse will read from his works on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colket Center Wortmann Ballroom. Cheuse is not only a novelist, but also a short-story writer, memoirist, editor, teacher and literary commentator. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Cheuse's influential reviews of recent fiction can be heard on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and he is a member of the creative writing faculty at George Mason University. Originally from New Jersey, he received his Ph.D. in comparative literature form Rutgers University and has taught at the University of the South, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia.

The author of three novels, three story collections and two book-length works of nonfiction, Cheuse also has received a National Endowment for the Arts writers' fellowship.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,970 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.