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Robert Stone Will Visit River City Writers Series Sept. 28-29
For release: Sept. 18, 2006
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Award-winning novelist Robert Stone will visit the University of Memphis' River City Writers Series for two events Sept. 28-29. He will read from his work Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Psychology Auditorium. On Sept. 29 he will give an interview from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Patterson Hall, Room 456.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Stone served as a correspondent in Saigon briefly during the Vietnam War. His experiences there helped form the basis for his best-known novel, Dog Soldiers, which was filmed as Who'll Stop the Rain. The book is an account of Vietnam-related drug smuggling, brutality, and disenchantment. His characters often fruitlessly attempt to deal with inescapable events, and the ghost of the Vietnam conflict hovers over much of his fiction.

Stone's other works include A Hall of Mirrors, A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light and Outerbridge Reach. His acclaimed novel Damascus Gate is a story of religion-based conflicts in contemporary Jerusalem. It was followed by Bay of Souls.

Stone has won numerous awards and has taught at Princeton, Harvard and other universities.

For more information, call 901-678-2651.

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