Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 2-4, 1990
Anne Bernays has published non-fiction in Sports Illustrated, Washington Post, and The Atlantic Monthly, but she is best known as the author of eight novels, most recently the controversial Professor Romeo. The daughter of Edward Bernays, known as "the father of Public Relations," and the grandniece of Sigmund Freud, she lives in Massachusetts, and has been a key figure in forming the New England PEN. Her writing has been called "clean and uncluttered...like the smooth-flowing language of conversation." She has been praised for her acute ear for dialogue, her ability to handle complex plots, and her awareness (perhaps inherited) of the chemistry of the mind.
She will read from and talk about Professor Romeo and work-in-progress on Thursday, October 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Hampton-Newport News Room in Webb Center. [extracted from 1990 brochure]