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 Lorrie Moore (2014-15)

Lorrie Moore, author of the acclaimed short-story collections Birds of America and Like Life, visits Dickinson this fall as the recipient of the 2014 Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Award.

Known for humorous, poignant and unsparing short stories, Moore is the recipient of the Irish Times International Prize for Literature, a Lannan Foundation fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award. Moore's fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harperʼs, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Yale Review and Best American Short Stories. Her most recent novel was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner and the Orange Prize.

Writing of her most recent book, Bark (Knopf, 2014), The New York Times' David Gates writes: "Bark allows each story the chance it deserves for leisurely examination and appreciation, like the kind of museum retrospective you never get to see anymore. It’s just enough: No admirer of Moore’s will go away either overloaded or unsatisfied, and it lets us contemplate and savor just what makes her work unique."

Moore is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has taught at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, New York University, Princeton University and Baruch College and, for 29 years, at the University of Wisconsin. She is currently Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University. She grew up in upstate New York and received her B.A. from St. Lawrence in 1978.