Author Margot Livesey at PSU May 4

April 28th, 2008 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.—The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series at Plymouth State University will present novelist and short story writer Margot Livesey at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at the Silver Center for the Arts. Livesey’s newest novel, The House on Fortune Street, should be hot off the presses for this reading.

According to publisher Harper-Collins’ notes on this latest novel, “Margot Livesey skillfully reveals how luck—good and bad—plays a vital role in our lives, and how the search for truth can prove a dangerous undertaking. Written with her characteristic elegance and wit, The House on Fortune Street offers a surprisingly provocative detective story of the heart.”

Livesey is a native of Scotland, now living in Cambridge, Mass. and serving as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emerson College in Boston.

She has received grants from the National Education Association (NEA) and Guggenheim Foundation and has taught at Boston University, Brandeis University and Williams College.

Livesey has written four novels previously, Homework, Criminals, The Missing World and Eva Moves the Furniture, and a story collection, Learning by Heart. Her essays and short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Five Points, AWP Chronicle, The New Yorker, Story Magazine, The Kenyon Review and other magazines and anthologies.

“The directness of Margot Livesey’s writing belies the complexity of her stories, which explore both the dark and light sides of human nature,” said Carol Burns at

The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is named for poet Donald Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, which has inspired much of his work. This series brings to campus some of the most widely read and revered authors of our time.

Readings, which are supported by a generous grant from the Plymouth State University Bookstore and Follett Higher Education Group, are followed by a reception and book signing.

There is no charge for admission, but free tickets are required. Contact the Silver Center box office at (603) 535-ARTS.

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