Oct 6: Hilary Masters book signing

Hilary Masters: Readings, Book Signing of his new books: How the Indians Bury their Dead, In Rooms of Memory

Revered Carnegie Mellon English professor Hilary Masters will be reading from and signing copies of his two new books at the Carnegie Mellon University Bookstore. In September, 2009, Masters released a book of short stories, How the Indians Buried Their Dead, and a book of essays, In Rooms of Memory. Hilary Masters, born in 1928, resides in the North Side of Pittsburgh and has taught English at Carnegie Mellon since 1983. After graduating from Brown University in 1952, Masters’ career included work as a press agent, a journalist, a freelance photographer, a political candidate, and finally a writer and professor. Since 1967 he has published nine novels, one biography, three books of short stories, three books of essays, and a work of nonfiction.

4:30PM at the Carnegie Mellon Book Store, in the University Center.

The event’s facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/mcnnql

Hilary Masters’ website: http://www.hilarymasters.com/

Carnegie Mellon University Bookstore’s website: http://www.cmu.edu/bookstore

About the books:

In Rooms of Memory: Essays

In Rooms of Memory is one of the strongest personal essay collections in recent years—it is supremely companionable, ‘user friendly,’ and engrossing and amusing throughout. …burnished, distilled wisdom.”

--Phillip Lopate

How the Indians Buried Their Dead: Stories

“…he’s like the hummingbird of short story writers. I couldn’t put the book down.”

-- Ann Beattie, author of ‘Park City’

“Sophisticated, strong, devilish at times, teasing the reader with a complex situation, then dropping it. Henry James with libido”

-- Rick DeMarinis, author of ‘The Mortician’s Apprentice’

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