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NPR’s Alan Cheuse to Speak at W&L

Alan Cheuse, a prolific author best known as the “voice of books” for NPR’s All Things Considered, will give a lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. at Washington and Lee’s Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

Cheuse’s talk, “Writing and Reading in the Digital Age,” will cover his own recent writing, as well as his assessment of today’s book world, given the recent explosion of online book publishing, selling and reviewing. The talk is free and open to the public.

Cheuse is the author of four novels, three collections of short fiction, one memoir and a new collection of travel essays called A Trance After Breakfast. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Idaho Review and The Southern Review.

His most recent novel, To Catch the Lightning, examines the intertwined plights of real-life photographer Edward Curtis and the Native Americans he portrayed.

Cheuse’s lecture is being sponsored by W&L’s English and journalism departments, and by the Glasgow Endowment for Visiting Writers.