Carnegie Mellon University
April 11, 2014

Media Advisory: Acclaimed Novelist Andre Dubus III To Read at Carnegie Mellon's Adamson Student Writing Awards

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Andre DubusEvent: Award-winning and New York Times' bestselling author Andre Dubus III will be the keynote speaker at Carnegie Mellon University's 2014 Adamson Student Writing Awards. Dubus is the author of six books, including "House of Fog and Sand," "Townie," "The Garden of Last Days" and, most recently, "Dirty Love."

"Andre Dubus III's big-hearted fiction and non-fiction have won him a great audience," said Jane McCafferty, professor of English. "We're really excited to have a writer of his caliber help us to celebrate our students. He's sure to give a great reading."

Published last fall, "Dirty Love" was a New York Times "Notable Book" selection and "Editor's Choice." It was a Washington Post "Notable Fiction" choice and a Kirkus "Starred Best Book of 2013." Dubus has been a finalist for the National Book Award and has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart prizes and the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Literature. He is a full-time faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Carnegie Mellon's Department of English presents the annual Adamson Student Writing Awards to recognize excellence in fiction, poetry, screenwriting and non-fiction. The awards are open to CMU undergraduate and graduate students, and the winners are selected by non-CMU writers. The Adamson Awards honor Pauline B. Adamson at the bequest of her husband, the late Clarence H. Adamson, as a testimonial to their marriage and her interest in the English language and American Literature.

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When: 8 p.m., Thursday, May 1

Where: Adamson Wing, Baker Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

Cost: Free and open to the public