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Join Award-Winning Writer Michael Zadoorian for Reading Wednesday Night

November 27, 2001

November 27, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Michael Zadoorian, winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for 2001 in fiction, will present a reading at DePauw University Wednesday night, November 28, 2001 in Watson Forum of the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Zadoorian, who lives in his native Detroit, earned the GLCA award for Second Hand: A Novel, which was also chosen for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Program. Second Hand is the story of a junk-store owner whose mundane life is radically altered when his mother suddenly dies, leaving him to sift through her belongings and make sense of her life. Sally Eckhoff wrote in the New York Times Book Review, "(If) you're a yard sale lover or, especially, an animal fan, Second Hand may feel like a gift from the (Tiki) gods."

Michael Zadoorian holds bachelors and masters degrees in English from Wayne State University. His short fiction has appeared in the Literary Review, North American Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, American Short Fiction and The Pre-Press Awards 2: Michigan Voices (an anthology of new Michigan writers). His Greencastle visit is sponsored by DePauw's Department of English.

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