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REF NO.: 9

SUBJECT: Noted author to deliver the Pratt Lecture at Memorial University

DATE: Sept. 12,2003

Note to editors:

Noted author Cees Nooteboom will deliver the Pratt Lecture at Memorial University on Friday, Sept. 19. The lecture, titled In the Eye of the Storm: Musings on a Nomadic Life, is an excerpt from a forthcoming book of travel writing by Mr. Nooteboom called The Nomad Hotel. The lecture is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Media Agencies are encouraged to send representatives.

The lecture goes ahead in the Reid Theatre, Arts and Administration Building on the St. John's campus, at 8 p.m.

Mr. Nooteboom is an internationally-known novelist, poet, and travel writer. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature. Mr. Nooteboom, born in The Hague in 1933, has built up an imposing collection of novels, poetry, short stories and travel stories. With his novel Rituals he won both the Dutch Bordewijk Prize and the Pegasus Prize for Literature, and The Following Story was awarded the European Literature Prize in 1993. Other notable works include Roads to Santiago (travel) and All Soul's Day (novel).

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