Award-winning author Julia Glass to read from her latest book at Fairfield University


Characters from Glass’s new book, “And The Dark Sacred Night,” encounter beloved characters from the popular and critically acclaimed “Three Junes.”

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (April 23, 2015) - Julia Glass, author of “Three Junes,” winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction, will read from her latest book, “And The Dark Sacred Night,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in Fairfield University’s Oak Room, located in the Barone Campus Center. This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of Fairfield’s Inspired Writer Series. It is sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing in partnership with The Fairfield Public Library.

Glass, who will also sign copies of her book that evening, is the author of “The Whole World Over,” “I See You Everywhere,” and “The Widower’s Tale.” For more information about the event, contact Elizabeth Hastings at ehastings@fairfield.edu or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688.

“And The Dark Sacred Night” tells the story of Kit Noonan, an unemployed art historian with twins to support, a mortgage to pay, and a frustrated wife who insists that, to move forward, Kit must first confront a crucial mystery about his past. Born to a single teenage mother, he has never known the identity of his biological father. During his quest, Kit encounters beloved characters from Glass’ award-winning “Three Junes.”

According to Booklist, “Glass explores the pain of family secrets, the importance of identity, and the ultimate meaning of family . . . [A] lovely, highly readable, and thought-provoking novel.”

Glass is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

For directions to the Fairfield campus, see http://www.fairfield.edu/directions/.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 23, 2015

Vol. 47, No. 244

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