Novelist Christine Schutt will be the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Writer-in-Residence during the spring 2015 semester. While on campus, she will teach two classes — fiction writing and a special topics class — and give a public reading of her work.

Schutt was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. She has written three novels, “Florida,” “All Souls” and “Prosperous Friends,” as well as two short story collections, “Nightwork” and “A Night, Day, Another Night, Summer.” Poet John Ashbery chose “Nightwork” as the best book of 1996 for Times Literary Supplement.

Schutt’s writing has been widely collected and can be found in the O. Henry and Pushcart prize collections and “The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories.” She is a contributing editor at the literary publication, NOON, and has received grants from New York Foundation for the Arts and Guggenheim Foundation.

An experienced writing teacher, Schutt often leads workshops at Sewanee Writers’ Conference, is a regular guest on the faculty at Columbia University and teaches at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City. She has held visiting professorships in a number of highly regarded programs, including UC-Irvine, Syracuse and Hollins. The Department of English will host her residency at Richmond.

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