Tuesday, March 3, 2009. The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson. Free and Open to the Public. A fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness the extraordinary convergence of three great artists on a single stage-like floor in a former Vanderbilt family billiard room.
David Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan (Knopf, 1991) and Preston Falls (Knopf, 1998), and a collection of stories, The Wonders of the Invisible World (Knopf, 1999). Mr. Gates’ fiction, articles, and reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Tin House, Bomb, Salon.com, The Oxford American, The Journal of Country Music, and elsewhere. He edited the fiction anthology Labor Days, and has written introductions to works by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Donald Barthelme. He took a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and was ABD in graduate studies there. He received a Guggenheim fellowship, and his books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Mr. Gates has taught at Harvard, Columbia, the University of Virginia, Hunter College, and The New School. He lives in Brooklyn and Washington County, New York. And he can play, too!