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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU to Host Reading and Book Signing with Cristina Garcia

BOCA RATON, FL (October 13, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban, for a reading and book signing on Thursday, October 20, at 5 p.m. in the General Classrooms South Building, room 215, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Dreaming in Cuban was a bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award. With four subsequent novels, a poetry collection, and three books for young readers, including her most recent novel, Dreams of Significant Girls, Garcia has firmly established herself as a major American writer with an international reputation. She has received accolades from numerous institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been translated into 14 languages. Born in Havana but raised in New York, Garcia was a journalist and Miami Bureau Chief for Time magazine before becoming a full-time fiction writer.

Garcia’s visit is part of FAU’s celebration of the National Day on Writing. During the event, student winners of the NDOW writing contest will be honored. For more information, email nwilson3@fau.edu.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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