The Partners of the UCI Libraries Present
A Literary Luncheon with Lisa Fugard
Author of Skinner’s Drift
Thursday, March 13, 2008
12:00 pm – 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by Library Partner Doreen Hamburger in her Corona del Mar home
The author will read excerpts from her novel and discuss her writing
Book signing will follow
$25 - Includes buffet lunch and copy of Skinner’s Drift
For information and registration please call (949) 824-5300 or email email@example.com
Skinner’s Drift is a remarkably accomplished first novel about a deeply troubled white family living on a remote farm along the increasingly dangerous South African border with Botswana at the end of the apartheid era. It encapsulates both the country's recent past and the resentments and rivalries of a society on the brink of cataclysmic change, while producing an unforgettable evocation of the beauty and remorselessness of its landscape.
Born in South Africa, Fugard is the daughter of the great South African playwright Athol Fugard. She came to the United States in 1980 and worked in the theater, performing in New York, London and South Africa, until she turned her attention to writing. Skinner’s Drift was named a notable book of 2006 by the New York Times, a finalist for the LA Times' Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and the runner-up for the 2007 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Lisa lives in southern California, and is working on her second novel.