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Margaret Lazarus Dean to Read

PROFESSOR MARGARET LAZARUS DEAN TO READ: Professor Margaret Lazarus Dean will read from her new book on Monday, August 31, in the Hodges Library auditorium, at 7pm, as part of the Writers in the Library series. 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.

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.

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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