Award-winning author Fredrick Barton doing a book signing at FDU

Madison, NJ (October 1, 2015) — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Creative Writing Program will be hosting a reading and book signing by acclaimed author Fredrick Barton at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. The reading will take place in Hartman Lounge, in Hennessy Hall on FDU’s Florham Campus.

Barton’s short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He is the author of such novels as “The El Cholo Feeling Passes,” “Courting Pandemonium,” “With Extreme Prejudice,” and “A House Divided,” the last of which earned him the William Faulkner Prize in fiction. The prize is awarded annually by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to the authors of the best fiction works of the year.

The novelist holds a B.A., as well as an honorary doctorate in recognition of his achievements as a writer and educator from Valparaiso University. Barton currently serves as the Director of the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans, where he also teaches graduate classes in fiction writing.

FDU’s Creative Writing Program is home to “The Literary Review” — an international literary magazine with an illustrious 57-year history and offers a unique, low-residency creative writing MFA, with concentrations in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for young adults, and literary translation. The residencies take place at FDU’s Florham Campus in Madison, N.J. and FDU’s Wroxton College in England.

For further information, contact the Creative Writing Program at 973-443-8711 or email or

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