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Fiction writer Allegra Goodman to speak on Jan. 19

Fiction writer Allegra Goodman will give a public reading of her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Campbell Recital Hall of the Braun Music Center.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Goodman is the second of three writers visiting Stanford this year as guests of the President's Reading Series, established in the Creative Writing Program by Stanford University President Gerhard Casper to provide opportunities for the campus community to experience the work of distinguished contemporary writers.

Goodman is the author of two short-story collections, Total Immersion, published the year she graduated from Harvard, and The Family Markowitz, which she completed while earning a doctorate in English at Stanford.

Her first novel, Kaaterskill Falls, was published in 1998. Goodman's writing also has appeared in The New Yorker, Allure, Food and Wine, Vogue, Commentary and Slate.

Goodman is the recipient of a Whiting Award, the Salon Magazine Award for fiction and a 1999 Jewish Cultural Achievement Award. She lives in Cambridge, Mass., where she is at work on a second novel.

For more information, call 723-0011.



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