Explore Civil Rights History with Novelist Elaine Neil Orr

Orr will be interviewed by award-winning local writer Gigi Amateau.

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Elaine returns to us with her new novel.  She's a marvelous guest and it's looking to be a great conversation starter!  Please join us! 

"Set in the late 1950s in North Carolina and Nigeria, Swimming Between Worlds is an original and important novel certain to take its place in American literature on race. The narrative unfolds with urgency and power, in graceful prose rich in sensuous detail. This is Elaine Orr's third book to explore her experience living 'deeply in two countries'--in the words of her central character Tacker; this is her finest work to date."--Angela Davis-Gardner, author of Plum Wine

Elaine Neil Orr is a professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she teaches world literature and creative writing. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Writing program at Spalding University in Louisville. Author of A Different Sun, two scholarly books, and the memoir Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life, she has been a featured speaker and writer-in-residence at numerous universities and conferences and is a frequent fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She grew up in Nigeria.


Event date: 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

1312 East Cary Street
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA 23219
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ISBN: 9780425282731
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - Available to Ship From Our Warehouse in 3-5 Days
Published: Berkley - April 3rd, 2018