University of Pittsburgh
April 25, 2005

Pitt Book Center to Host May 12 Meet and Speak with Author and Carnegie Mellon Professor Hilary Masters

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—Hilary Masters, professor of English and creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University, will take part in a Meet-and-Speak session and will sign copies of his new book, Shadows on a Wall: Juan O'Gorman and the Mural in Patzucuaro (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), at 5 p.m. May 12 in the University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Masters is the author of eight novels, including The Common Pasture (Macmillan Co., 1967), Home Is the Exile (The Permanent Press, 1996), Strickland (St. Martin's Press, 1990); two collections of short stories; a book of essays; and a family biography, Last Stands: Notes from Memory (David Godine, 1982), which has been called "an American classic."

Masters' short fiction has been cited in Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. He recently was awarded the Balch Prize for fiction and the Monroe Spears Prize for essays. The Yaddo Foundation granted Masters fellowships in 1980, 1982, and 2000. He received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature in 2003.

This free public event is sponsored by the University Book Center and the University of Pittsburgh Press. For more information, contact Melissa Grube in the Book Center at 412-648-1453.