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Margot Livesey
Margot Livesey

NYS Writers Institute, September 20, 2006

4:15 Seminar | Assembly Campus Center





Born and raised in the Scottish Highlands, Margot Livesey is an exceptional storyteller renowned for surprising plot twists, lovely prose, a wise and gentle voice, and deep insight into the peculiarities of the human heart.

[Livesey's work] "radiates with compassion and intelligence and always, deliciously, mystery." - Bestselling author Alice Sebold

Livesey's most recent novel is Banishing Verona (2004), the story of two lovers who are separated less than 24 hours after the moment of their first meeting. Verona is a 37-year-old radio show host, seven months pregnant with another man's child. Zeke is a carpenter and painter who is almost ten years her junior.

"In Livesey's deft hands, their connection is as credible (and incredible) as love itself.... [She] pulls it off effortlessly." - The Boston Globe

Livesey's previous novel, Eva Moves the Furniture (2001), was a New York Times Notable Book, and an Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year.ch a beauti

"Not since Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping has there been such a beautiful novel about the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter." - novelist fAndrea Barrett

Other novels include The Missing World (2000), Criminals (1996), and Homework (1990).

For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at https://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.