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Andre Dubus III to Speak at UMass Lowell


LOWELL - Andre Dubus III, the award-winning author of House of Sand and Fog, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts Lowell's O'Leary Library Auditorium, 61 Wilder St.

            "An Evening with Andre Dubus III" is sponsored by the Moses Greeley Parker Lecture Series and UMass Lowell.  The event is free and open to the public.

Dubus, a visiting instructor at UMass Lowell, is best known for writing the House of Sand and Fog which became an Oscar-nominated, major motion picture in 2003. He will discuss and read from among his three novels, as well as several other works.

Before finding his calling as a writer, the author worked in brief stints as a bounty hunter, private investigator, carpenter, bartender, actor and teacher. His first book, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, was published in 1989, followed in 1993 by his first novel, Bluesman. For the next few years, he taught and did odd jobs as a carpenter while working on House of Sand and Fog. Much of the book was written in his car, which he often parked at a local cemetery in search of quiet and solitude.

Dubus lives in Newburyport with his wife, dancer/choreographer Fontaine Dollas, and their three children.

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