Andre Dubus III

Spring 2016

The Martha Heasley Cox Lecturer



Andre Dubus III is the author of House of Sand and Fog, a finalist for the National Book Award and a #1 New York Times Bestseller; the novel was later adapted as an Oscar-nominated film. His new book, Dirty Love, has been listed as a New York Times “Editors’ Choice”; a “Notable Fiction” selection from the Washington Post; and a Kirkus Reviews “Starred Best Book of 2013.” His memoir, Townie, became a New York Times bestseller and “Editors Choice.” His other works include The Cage Keeper and Other Stories; Bluesman; and The Garden of Last Days. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

April 6, 4:30pm – Screening of House of Sand and Fog, Student Union Theater
April 6, 7pm – Reading and Book Signing, Student Union Theater
April 7, 1:30pm – In Conversation with Cathleen Miller, MLK 225/229


“A mixture of classical tragedy perfectly imbued with film noir…. House of Sand and Fog is the work of a writer who is the real thing.”
— The Baltimore Sun

“I can think of no novelist who renders the gritty, down-and-out corners of New England better than Dubus, and those beautifully specific, contained slices of American life open into whole universes of love, violence, guilt, and betrayal.
The New Republic

“Affecting…. A gentle and winning first novel [Bluesman]…. Dubus is a sympathetic and compassionate chronicler of ordinary lives.”
— Publishers Weekly

All events are open to the public and wheelchair accessible.