The Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins, Carrie Brown is the author of five novels, including "The Rope Walk," "Confinement," "The Hatbox Baby," "Lamb in Love," and "Rose's Garden," and a collection of short stories, "The House on Belle Isle." Her short fiction has appeared in such journals as "One Story," "Glimmer Train," "The Georgia Review," and "The Oxford American," and she regularly reviews fiction for major newspapers. Her work has been translated into several languages, and she has read at literary festivals, libraries, bookstores, and colleges and universities across the nation. She is a two-time winner of the Library of Virginia Book Award and a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. Brown earned a master of arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia. Funding for this event is provided by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series.