OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU author to read from new book on May 26

05/13/2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Award-winning author Marjorie Sandor, whose writing explores contradictory human desires and domestic spaces, will read from her newly-released memoir “The Late Interiors: A Life Under Construction” on Thursday, May 26, at Oregon State University.

The reading will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library main rotunda on the OSU campus, with a book signing to follow. It is free and open to the public, and is part of the new Literary Northwest Series, co-sponsored by the OSU MFA Program and the OSU Bookstore.

The book reflects on mid-life changes, examining the wonder and fragility of a new marriage, an old house, and a new garden threatened by unexpected urban development.  Booklist reviewer Carol Haggas wrote that Sandor “chronicles this tumultuous year in her family’s life with a lyric appreciation for tradition and change, adventure and comfort, desire and acceptance.”

Sandor, professor and director of the master of fine arts program in creating writing at OSU, is the author of four books, and won the 2004 National Jewish Book Award in Fiction and the 2000 Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction. Her work has also appeared in numerous magazines.