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Prize-winning prose writer Bernard Cooper to read at Muhlenberg

Reception and book signing to follow

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:01:00 EDT

Bernard Cooper, award-winning memoirist, novelist and author of short stories, will give a reading at Muhlenberg College on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Forum, Moyer Hall.  A reception and book signing will follow the reading.  This event, sponsored by the department of English, is free and open to the public.

Bernard Cooper has written four memoirs, My Avant-Garde Education: A Memoir, Maps to Anywhere, Truth Serum, and The Bill From My Father: A Memoir, as well as a novel, A Year of Rhymes, and a collection of short stories, Guess Again. His work has appeared in Granta, Story, Ploughshares, Harper’s, The Paris Review, and The New York Times Magazine. His work has been included in five volumes of The Best American Essays, and in anthologies such as The Oxford Book of Literature on Aging and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles. He has also won numerous awards and prizes, among them the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Award, an O. Henry Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2014, he was appointed the Distinguished Visiting Writer at The University of Iowa.

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year college located in the Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Muhlenberg offers programs in the liberal arts and sciences, along with selected pre-professional studies and a number of interdisciplinary majors.