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The Man with Two Arms author to read sign books at Krasa Center

“The Man with Two Arms” author to read, sign books at Krasa Center
March 15, 2011

Phil Brozynski
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Billy LombardoLisle, Illinois ~ The Chicago Tribune praised Billy Lombardo's 2010 novel "The Man with Two Arms" as "undoubtedly modern America's finest literary tribute to baseball since Bernard Malamud's novel 'The Natural.'"

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas called it "a touching and original novel."

Lombardo, Benedictine University's artist-in-residence during the 2010-2011 academic year, will read from "The Man with Two Arms" and his other works and sign books at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in the Krasa Center Fireside Lounge at Benedictine University.

Lombardo is also the author of the short story collections "How to Hold a Woman" and "The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories."

"The only thing better than reading these tales is hearing Billy's voice bring them to life," said poet Marc Kelley Smith.

Benedictine University's Artist-in-Residence program, established by the College of Liberal Arts during the 2005-2006 academic year, seeks to draw innovative artists to campus to serve and enrich the experience of the entire University community.

For more information, contact Zubair Amir, Ph.D., assistant professor of Language and Literature, at zamir@ben.edu or visit www.ben.edu/artist.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.