Novelist Robin Lippincott to read from work at Vanderbilt; In the Meantime author will appear on Oct. 31

Novelist and short story writer Robin Lippincott will read from his work at Vanderbilt University.

Lippincott is the author of the new novel In the Meantime, which follows the intertwined lives of three friends for six decades from a small Midwestern town to Manhattan. He also wrote Mr. Dalloway, a daring novel that appropriated the style, language and even some of the characters of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.

“Lippincott has a particular knack for the shorthand that develops between people who have been together for a long time, and he portrays the complicated bonds between friends and lovers without sentimentalizing them,” said The New York Times of In the Meantime.

Lippincott will read at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Room 126 of Wilson Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. The event is free and the public is invited.

The reading is part of the Gertrude Vanderbilt and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Program for the fall semester. It will be recorded for podcast on VUCast, the website of Vanderbilt News Service, at

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