Writer Jill McCorkle visits UNCG Tuesday, Oct. 29, to read from her latest novel, “Life After Life.”

McCorkle’s reading begins at 4 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House. A book signing follows the reading.

“Life After Life” focuses on a cast of characters — ages 12 to 85 — surrounding Pine Haven retirement center. As their lives intersect, they learn deeper truths about themselves and each other.

Five of her books have been named New York Times notable books. McCorkle has received the New England Booksellers Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Excellence in Literature and the North Carolina Award for Literature. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

McCorkle, whose books include “The Cheer Leader” and “July 7th,” has taught at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tufts and Brandeis where she was the Fannie Hurst Visiting Writer. She was a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard for five years where she also chaired Creative Writing. She currently teaches creative writing in the MFA Program at NC State University and is a core faculty member of the Bennington College Writing Seminars. She is a frequent instructor in the Sewanee Summer Writers Program


She lives with her husband, photographer Tom Rankin, in Hillsborough.

Sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the event is free and open to the public.

For more about Jill McCorkle, visit  http://jillmccorkle.com/.

For more about “Life After Life,” visit  http://www.lifeafterlifebook.net/.