Writer at Work
October 7, 1999 - January 28, 2000
The Kroch Library exhibition documents the author's literary life, using materials drawn from Lurie's manuscripts and papers, many of which she has given to the library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. It begins with childhood photographs and examples of books she read as a child, and traces her literary career from some of her earliest published works to The Last Resort, her 10th book of fiction, published in 1998 by Henry Holt of New York.
The display allows viewers to examine Lurie's creative process at work, from the first stages of research through editorial revision, to publication and reviews. Letters from fans and critics and an array of translations and adaptations attest to her enduring popularity.