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Lorrie Moore Fiction Reading 

When: Thu., Jan. 19, 5:30 p.m. 2012
Phone: 322-2800
library.vanderbilt.edu
In a 2005 interview with The Believer, fiction writer Lorrie Moore said the reason she gravitated toward writing was that she hadn’t been discouraged from it, and that people were kinder about her written work than others had been previously about her ballet, her singing and her piano playing. “I headed toward the kindness,” she explained. It’s the sort of sentence that could probably appear in one of Moore’s own stories: It’s compact, it sounds perfectly ordinary, unadorned and natural — and yet it’s so unexpected, and hints at so much without being arch or vague. Again and again, Moore achieves that seemingly impossible balance of language that is plainspoken but not plain, giving believable momentum to her narratives and making her books must-reads for fans of finely observed, understated craft.
— Steve Haruch

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