Morrow to give Knoll Lecture today

Bradford Morrow
Bradford Morrow

Bradford Morrow, a professor at Bard College, will give the 2010-11 Robert E. Knoll Lecture at UNL.

His talk, "My Willa Cather," is 7 p.m., Dec. 1 in the Nebraska Union auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Morrow has written six novels, seven volumes of poetry, edited numerous books, founded and edits the literary journal, "Conjunctions," and written two children's books. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a Lannan Foundation Continuation Grant, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

In 2011, a volume of essays, his first collection of short stories, and his sixth novel will be published. He is completing work on a seventh, "The Prague Sonatas," which takes place both in Prague, Czech Republic and Prague, Neb.

Morrow's appearance is sponsored by the English Department and the department's Committee on Research and Teaching. Additional support is provided by the Robert E. Knoll Lecture Series and the Cather Project's Roberta and James Woodress Fund.

The Knoll Lecture Series was founded to honor the life-long commitment to the study and teaching of English and American literature by the late UNL English professor. The series presents annual lectures by distinguished visiting scholars addressing topics of interest to faculty, undergraduate students, and members of the public who have an interest in literature.

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