Novelist Frederic Tuten, author of the recently published Van Gogh’s Bad Cafe (William Morrow), will read from his work on Tuesday, April 8, 6:15 p.m., at New York University’s Fales Library, 3rd floor of NYU’s Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. The event is free and open to the public; for further information call (212) 998-2596.

Tuten is the author of The Adventures of Mao on the Long March, which was published in 1971 to rave reviews and, although long out of print, has become a classic of experimental fiction; it will be reissued this spring. His other novels include Tallien: A Brief Romance and Tintin in the New World.

For 15 years, Tuten directed the Graduate Program in Literature and Creative Writing at City College of New York, where he continues to give seminars in creative writing. He earned a Ph.D. in 19th century American literature from NYU, concentrating on Melville and Whitman, and taught literature and American cinema in France at the University of Paris.

Tuten is a Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Writing and has been awarded the prestigious DAAD Prize, giving him a year’s residency to write in Berlin for 1997-98.

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