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April 21, 2004
CONTACT: Amy Cowles

Novelist John Barth to Read at Johns Hopkins

John Barth, professor emeritus in the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University, will read from his latest collection of fiction, The Book of Ten Nights and a Night, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, in the Shriver Hall Clipper Room on the university's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.

Barth has published 14 books of fiction, including The Floating Opera (1956), The End of the Road (1958), The Sot-Weed Factor (1960), Giles Goat-Boy (1966), Lost in the Funhouse (1968), Chimera (1972, winner of the National Book Award), LETTERS (1979), Sabbatical (1982), The Tidewater Tales (1987), The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor (1991), Once Upon a Time (1994), On With the Story (1996), and Coming Soon!!! (2001). Barth has also compiled two books of non-fiction, The Friday Book and Further Fridays, and the highly regarded essay pair The Literature of Exhaustion and The Literature of Replenishment (1982).

Barth's reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Writing Seminars, 410-516-6286.

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