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Mount Saint Vincent to Host Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Frank McCourt


The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Frank McCourt on January 17, 2006. Mr. McCourt will read from his read new book Teacher Man.

Teacher Man is McCourt’s third book and recounts his 30 years as a teacher in New York City public schools. Recently released, the memoir has received advanced praise from critics. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins writes “moving out of the poor Irish lanes of his childhood and now into the high school classrooms of New York City, Frank McCourt exchanges one garden of suffering for another, but always with a comic eye, a sympathetic heart, and the perfect timing of a master story-teller. Teacher Man is a cry from the barricades of public education and should be required reading not just for all teachers but for anyone who ever set foot in a high school.”

Frank McCourt is the international best-selling author of Angela’s Ashes, which won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize and ‘Tis, published in 1999.

The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 in Hayes Auditorium on the College of Mount Saint Vincent campus, located at 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale New York. The event is co-sponsored by the Sr. Elizabeth Marian Murray lecture committee and facilitated by Paperbacks Plus Bookstore of Riverdale. Tickets for preferred seating can be obtained by purchasing a copy of Teacher Man from Paperbacks Plus Bookstore prior to or the evening of the event. All other seating is general admission. Call (718) 405-3341 for more information.