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National Book Award winner Barry Lopez to visit R-MWC


    LYNCHBURG, Va. ó Essayist, short-story writer and international traveler Barry Lopez will present a reading and lecture on Wednesday, March 13 at 8:00 PM in the Houston Memorial Chapel on the campus of Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Lopez, winner of the National Book Award for his book Arctic Dreams, will also be available to sign copies of his work at the Macon Bookshop at 2480 Rivermont Avenue at 2:00 PM on Wednesday afternoon. Both events are free and open to the public.

Considered by many to be one of the nationís premier nature writers, Lopez is the recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Burroughs Medal, Guggenheim and Lannan Fellowships, the John Hay Award for 2001, and many other honors. His work appears regularly in Harperís, The Paris Review, Orion, and The Georgia Review. He lives in rural western Oregon.

In addition to Arctic Dreams, he is the author of many other works of nonfiction, including About This Life and Of Wolves and Men. His nonfiction work often examines the relationship between physical landscape and human culture. He has also written several award-winning works of fiction, including Field Notes, Winter Count, and a novella-length fable, Crow and Weasel.

Most recently, he has published a collection of stories, Light Action in the Caribbean. "These are quietly astonishing tales, glistening with precision," wrote the New York Times. The Washington Post called him a "sweet stylist, finding the right voice for each of his characters and offering lyrical descriptions of natural beauty."

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations