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Kate Pullinger Visits from London

British novelist's lecture part of international study abroad program

3/13/2006 2:50:22 PM


LYNCHBURG – The British novelist Kate Pullinger will be on campus in March as this year’s visiting scholar from London, England.

Pullinger’s visit comes as part of R-MWC’s international study abroad program with the University of Reading. Pullinger is a creative writing instructor for students in the University of Reading program.

Pullinger is known for her many novels published in multiple forms including a newly released interactive media series for the Internet. Pullinger will speak March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Science Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Her numerous works include short stories, anthologies, and novels such as A Little Stranger, My Life as a Girl in A Man’s Prison, and The Piano, co-written from the film version. Pullinger has also worked in television, film, radio, and musical productions. Her current focus is on digital fiction and new media projects. Her works have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. Her books have been described as “honest and compelling” by the Independent.

Pullinger was born in British Columbia , Canada . Her background has taken her from working in a copper mine in northern Canada to settling in London . She has held several positions with institutions and organizations including The University of Reading, the prisons HMP Gartree and HMP Maidstone, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, and resided as the Visiting Writing Fellow at The Women's Library, London Metropolitan University. She currently teaches in the MA program in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and is involved in setting up a new MA in Creative Writing and New Media at De Montfort University, Leicester.

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