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Stuart Dybek Reads from Critically Acclaimed Work

Stuart Dybek, the University of Chicago’s 2009 Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence, will read from his work on May 19, 4:30 p.m., in the University’s Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th Street. The following day he will lecture on his work at 5:00 p.m. in the Classics Building, 1010 East 59th Street, Room 110. Both events are free and open to the public.

Stuart Dybek is an author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Poetry, Tin House, Granta and many other magazines. Two of Dybek’s books of fiction, I Sailed With Magellan and The Coast of Chicago, were New York Times Notable Books. He has received numerous awards, among them the MacArthur Prize, the Rea Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEA fellowship. Dybek is a member of the permanent faculty for Western Michigan University’s Prague Summer Program and is the Kestnbaum Writer-In-Residence at the University of Chicago.

The Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence is made possible by a generous donation from the Kestnbaum Family Fund. Since 2004, the Kestnbaum Writer-in-Residence has hosted prominent writers, such as Art Spiegelman, Zadie Smith and Lydia Davis. The University of Chicago’s Committee on Creative Writing is pleased to welcome Stuart Dybeck this year.

Persons who require special assistance to attend should contact Kate Soto at 773-834-8524 or katesoto@uchicago.edu. For more information on this or other events sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Committee on Creative Writing, visit their website at http://creativewriting.uchicago.edu.

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