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La Sociedad para las Artes presents fiction reading

Robert Boswell, published author and New Mexico State University English professor, will be featured in La Sociedad para las Artes' Spring 2004 Visiting Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in NMSU's Hardman Hall Room 106.

will be reading from his latest novel, "Century's Son," which "explores all that remains unsaid between family members still mourning the suicide of a teen-age son."

Boswell is the author of two collections of short stories and four novels including "Crooked Hearts" and "Mystery Ride," which were made into movies. His play, "Tongues," won the John Gassner Playwriting Award. He also has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

His stories have appeared in "The New Yorker," "TriQuarterly," "Harvard Review," "Colorado Review" and many anthologies. He also has been instrumental in developing the Creative Writing program in the English Department at NMSU.

NMSU graduate student Albert Martinez will join Boswell and will read from his thesis "South of Market."

The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the English Department at (505) 646-3931.