WHO/​WHAT: North­eastern University’s “Meet the Author” series wel­comes Stewart O’Nan, crit­i­cally hailed as one of the most highly acclaimed fic­tion writers of his generation.

O’Nan, who co-​​wrote The New York Times best­seller Faithful with Stephen King, will dis­cuss his new book Last Night at the Lob­ster. Described as a poignant por­trait of a man on the verge of losing him­self, Lob­ster tells the story of Manny DeLeon, a restau­rant man­ager nav­i­gating a tricky last shift before the busi­ness closes its doors for good.

Touted as a moving novel about how we work, how we live and how we get to the next day with our spirits intact, DeLeon strug­gles to cope with his love for a wait­ress, his preg­nant wife and a muti­nous staff.

O’Nan is the award-​​winning author of In the Walled City and Snow Angels.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2007, from noon-1:30 pm.

WHERE: Snell Library, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, 360 Hunt­ington Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

This event is co-​​sponsored by the North­eastern Libraries and the North­eastern Bookstore.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jason Korn­witz at 617–373-5471 or j.​kornwitz@​neu.​edu.

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.