Opening of the George V. Higgins Retrospective ExhibitThomas Cooper Library (Mezzanine Gallery)
Nov 9, 2006
This exhibition celebrates the life and work of George V. Higgins (1939-1999). Higgins, the author of the bestselling novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle and 25 additional works of fiction, also published 4 nonfiction books, short stories, magazine articles, literary criticism and book reviews, and was a regular columnist for three major newspapers. In addition, he excelled at parallel careers as a journalist, an attorney in private practice, a prosecutor and assistant U.S. Attorney, and a professor and teacher of writing and the law. Items on display are taken from the George V. Higgins Archive, which is housed at the University of South Carolina and is newly-opened for research, and the Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of George V. Higgins. Remarks will be made by Dr. Matthew J. Bruccoli, Jefferies Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus.