American short-story writer Deborah Eisenberg will read and discuss her work at the University of Richmond Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in Weinstein Hall’s Brown-Alley Room. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Recipient of the 2009 MacArthur Fellowship, Eisenberg has been recognized in The New York Times as “one of the most important fiction writers now at work.” She has been publishing since the 1980s, most often in The New Yorker, and has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, a Guggenheim Fellowship and three O. Henry Awards. Her latest work, “Collected Stories,” is a culmination of her four earlier volumes of fiction. Eisenberg teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia.

The annual English Department’s Writers Series will bring 12 writers to campus this year. The series is designed to expose the university community to living writers. For more information, call 804-289-8287.