Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

May 14, 1996

Alan Cheuse and Nicolas Delbanco To Discuss New Book About Bernard Malamud

Writers Alan Cheuse and Nicholas Delbanco will discuss their new book, Talking Horse: Bernard Malamud on Life and Work (Columbia University Press, 1996), at the Library of Congress at noon on Tuesday, June 4. Sponsored by the Center for the Book, the lecture will be held in Dining Room A in the James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E. It is free and open to the public.

Bernard Malamud (1914-1986), author of novels including The Fixer, The Natural, and The Assistant, is widely recognized as one of the most important and enduring American writers of his generation. Talking Horse, which draws heavily on the Malamud Papers in the Library's Manuscript Division, provides unique insights into the way that a master fiction writer thought about and practiced his craft.

Alan Cheuse, the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, teaches writing at George Mason University. Book commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," he also is host of the Center for the Book's "The Sound of Writing: America's Short Story Magazine of the Air," which is broadcast on more than 100 National Public Radio affiliates. The author of 16 works of fiction and nonfiction, Nicholas Delbanco teaches and directs the MFA Writing Program at the University of Michigan. Both men were close friends and colleagues of Malamud.

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations please contact the Disability Employment Program office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 96-79
ISSN 0731-3527

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