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Capital University to present Booker prize-winning author A.S. B
Capital University will present A.S. Byatt, 1990 Man Booker Prize-winning author of "Possession," at this year's Gerhold Annual Lecture in the Humanities.
The public lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Mees Hall, located at 1 College and Main in Bexley. It is free and open to the public.
Dame Antonia Susan Byatt is internationally renown for her novels and short stories, including her most recent novel "The Children's Book," which has been short-listed for the 2009 Booker Prize for Fiction. The book will be published on Oct. 6 - the same day the 2009 Booker Prize winner is announced and one week before the author's appearance at Capital.
Byatt also is the author of "The Biographer's Tale," and the quartet - "The Virgin in the Garden," "Still Life," "Babel Tower," and "A Whistling Woman." Her highly acclaimed collections of short stories include "Sugar and Other Stories," "The Matisse Stories," "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye," "Elementals," and "Little Black Book of Stories."
Edward L. and Mary Catherine Gerhold established the Mary Catherine Gerhold Annual Lecture in the Humanities at Capital University to promote peace and human understanding through higher education. Funds from the endowment also support symposia, conferences, study projects and other scholarly activities in Mrs. Gerhold's honor. The couple also established an endowed chair in the humanities at Capital. They were longtime Bexley residents, and Edward Gerhold was a lifelong Lutheran. The Gerholds were awarded honorary alumni status in 1996.
Located in Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
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