National Book Award Winner To Speak Feb. 13

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Feb. 6, 2003

Barry Lopez, winner of the National Book Award for his nonfiction work "Arctic Dreams," will deliver Phi Beta Kappa's Albaugh Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Jones Theater at Baylor University's Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Lopez' lecture, "Water: Managing the Gift," is free and open to the public.

One of today's premiere nature writers, Lopez spent his childhood in southern California and New York City. He attended college in the Midwest, before moving to Oregon in 1968.

A writer of both fiction and nonfiction, Lopez published his first stories in 1966. He is the author of six works of fiction, ncluding "Winter Count" and "Field Notes," and several nonfiction works, many of which deal with the relationship between human culture and the physical landscape. While "Arctic Dreams" won national acclaim, his "Of Wolves and Men" won a John Burroughs Medal.

Lopez is the recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Guggenheim and Lannan Fellowships, the John Hay Award for 2001, Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction and other honors. His work appears regularly in Harper's, The Paris Review, Orion and The Georgia Review.

The Roy B. Albaugh Phi Beta Kappa Lectureship was endowed in the late 1970s by Mrs. Oma Buchanan Albaugh in memory of her late husband, a Waco business and civic leader. Previous Albaugh speakers have included John Updike, Stephen J. Gould, Stanley Hauerwas and Liz Carpenter.

For more information about Lopez' lecture, contact Dr. Rebecca Sharpless, director of the Institute for Oral History, at (254) 710-3437.

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