November 3, 2010 — Heidi Julavits, author of the novel, "The Uses of Enchantment" and co-editor of The Believer, a literary journal, will read her fiction on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in the University of Virginia Bookstore.
Born in 1968 in Portland, Maine, Julavits earned her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1990 and a master of fine arts from Columbia University in 1996.
Julavits' first short story was published in Esquire magazine in 1998, and she then secured a two-book deal with Putnam. Her first novel, "The Mineral Palace," came out in 2000 and her second, "The Effect of Living Backwards," in 2003.
Julavits and her husband, Ben Marcus, founded The Believer in 2003. It is published monthly in print and online. She also has had articles published in Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and the New York Times Magazine.
Her visit is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the College of Arts & Sciences with support from the Dungannon Foundation.