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Release: April 11, 2002  

WSUI's 'Live from Prairie Lights' features Michael Frayn April 19

Michael Frayn, who wrote the Tony Award-winning play "Copenhagen," will be featured on the April 19 "Live from Prairie Lights" broadcast on WSUI-AM 910.

Frayn will read from his new novel "Spies," a book about a man who returns to the town in England where he grew up and tries to make sense of his teenage years during World War II. Frayn is also known for his Broadway hits, "Noises Off" (also adapted for the screen by Disney) and "Benefactors," the best-selling novel "Headlong," the international Emmy Award-winning "First and Last" and the John Cleese comedy "Clockwise" Frayn has also published a volume of philosophy, "Constructions," and has translated plays of Chekhov.

Hosted by Julie Englander, "Live from Prairie Lights" is aired on WSUI, the UI's public radio station. The readings begin at 8 p.m., and are free and open to the public at the Prairie Lights Bookstore, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Other upcoming readings include:

            -- April 17: Don Harstad, deputy sheriff from Elkader, Iowa, will read from "Code 61," a book about a vampire invasion of a small town in Iowa along the Mississippi River.

            -- April 18: John Biguenet, fiction writer and translator from Louisiana, will read from "The Torturer's Apprentice," a book of short stories.