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International Bestselling Author To Read At Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA, March 28, 2012 — Michelle Richmond, New York Times and international bestselling author of "The Year of Fog," will give a reading from her work at Notre Dame de Namur University on April 4 at 7 p.m. Richmond is a visiting scholar for the spring 2012 semester at the university, teaching a creative writing course.

She is also the author of the short story collection "The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress" (2001), and the novels "Dream of the Blue Room" (2003) and "No One You Know" (2008). Richmond serves on the executive council of The Authors Guild. She received the Hillsdale Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers in 2009, the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize in 2006 and the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction in 2000.

Richmond was raised in Alabama and now lives in Northern California with her husband and son. She has taught at the University of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, St. Mary's College of California and Bowling Green State University. She has an MFA from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener Fellow.

Richmond will present her reading in the Wiegand Gallery, located on the Notre Dame de Namur University campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. Admission is free.