Margaret Lazarus Dean at UT’s Writers in the Library on August 31

Margaret-Lazarus-Dean2Writer Margaret Lazarus Dean will read from her work on Monday, August 31, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as part of the Writers in the Library series.

The reading will be in the Hodges Library auditorium at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Margaret Lazarus Dean’s Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight (Graywolf Press, 2015), winner of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, charts the final year of NASA’s space shuttle program, confronting difficult questions about the past and present of America’s efforts to send human beings into space.

Dean is also the author of The Time It Takes to Fall (Simon & Schuster, 2007), a novel set near Cape Canaveral that follows a fictional NASA family through the aftermath of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

Margaret Lazarus Dean is Associate Professor and Director of UT’s Creative Writing Program. She is the recipient of a Bread Loaf fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Writers in the Library is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the Creative Writing Program in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (

Visit for a complete schedule of readings for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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