Her stories have long been admired for their exquisite language and nuanced evocation of thought and emotion.
Listeners can hear fiction writer Deborah Eisenberg give a reading at the University of Virginia Nov. 16 as the Rea Visiting Lecturer, hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences’ Creative Writing Program in the English department. Her reading, free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in Garrett Hall’s Great Hall.
A 2009 MacArthur Foundation grant winner, Eisenberg joined the creative writing faculty at Columbia University’s School of the Arts this year after teaching at U.Va. since 1994.
Her collections include “Twilight of the Superheroes,” “All Around Atlantis,” “Under the 82nd Airborne” and “Transactions in a Foreign Currency.” Another edition was published combining the first two books, “The Stories (So Far) of Deborah Eisenberg.” All four volumes were reprinted in 2010 in “The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg,” which won the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
She also wrote a monograph, “Air: Twenty-Four Hours,” about the painter Jennifer Bartlett.
She is the winner of the 2000 Rea Award for the Short Story, a Whiting Writers’ Award and five O. Henry Awards.