33rd Annual Literary Festival

Hard Times in America

33rd Annual Literary Festival
Old Dominion University
October 4-8, 2010


Blake Bailey

Blake Bailey is the biographer of writers Richard Yates and John Cheever and is the editor of the Library of America omnibus editions of Cheever's stories and novels. A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Cheever: A Life was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.  Bailey is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. [extracted from 2010 festival brochure]



Blake Bailey, brochure photo 2010

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