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Author Arturo Vivante to Read from His Work Nov. 29

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Arturo Vivante, author of short stories that have appeared in The New York Times and the New Yorker , will recite from several of his works during a reading at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center. The reading is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Born in Rome in 1923, Vivante graduated from McGill University (Montreal) before returning to the University of Rome to pursue the study of medicine. He graduated in 1949 and practiced medicine in Rome until 1958, when he ended his medical career and moved to America to pursue a career as a professional writer.

In addition to writing short stories and novels, Vivante has served on the faculty of several American colleges and universities. Now retired and living in Wellfleet, Mass., he won the Italian Communication Award in 1976 and was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1979.

His work has appeared in numerous prominent publications, including Vogue , The New York Times , London Magazine , The Guardian , The Southern Review and most notably in the New Yorker , where he has published more than 70 short stories. Though he writes in English and has lived in America for much of the last 35 years, Vivante's Italian heritage has an undeniable presence in his fiction.

In addition to his short stories, Vivante is the author of such novels as A Goodly Babe (Little, Brown: 1966) and Doctor Giovanni (Little, Brown: 1969).

This event is sponsored by the Visiting Poets and Writers Series of the English Department, the Office of the Dean of Arts and Science and Campus Life. It is co-sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc., through public funds that it has received from the New York State Council of the Arts.

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