Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7pm, Music Building, $20
o r m a n u s h
with Leonard Lopate
is the National Book Award-winning author of the collection of stories Whites, and the novels Mating, Mortals, and most recently, Subtle Bodies, which is forthcoming in September of 2013. The New York Review of Books has described the work of Mr. Rush as “the best rendering of erotic politics…since D. H. Lawrence.” The Christian Science Monitor has described the work of Mr. Rush as “an astounding accomplishment…. A detonation of talent that threatens to incinerate competitors for miles around. As an investigator of marital relations, he upstages Updike; as a critic of political hypocrisy, he has more wrath than Roth.” New York Magazine has said: “One wants to call Rush the best writer of his generation, but one imagines that he would reject the category.” James Wood, writing in The New Republic, has said of the work of Mr. Rush: “Reading [it], one recalls what fiction can supremely do…and how very rare is this kind of mastery…” John Leonard, writing in The New York Times Book Review, has said: “Norman Rush has now produced three books so full of brainwork, contour, sinew and laser light that we don’t want to leave home without him: we would never notice or feel as much.”
In addition to reading from his work, Norman Rush will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Norman Rush: Jerry Bauer