Thursday, October 22
Join us for a reading by Valeria Luiselli, presented as part of the Poetry & Fiction Series. The reading will be delivered virtually and is free and open to the public.
About Valeria Luiselli
Luisellii was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa, and India. She is the author of the award-winning novels The Story of My Teeth (2015) and Faces in the Crowd (2013), and the collections of essays Sidewalks (2013) and Tell Me How It Ends (2017)--all published by Coffee House Press. Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions was described by the Texas Observer as "the first must-read book of the Trump era" and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism in 2017. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Granta, Harper's and McSweeney's. Her most recent novel, Lost Children Archive (Knopf), won the 2020 Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. It was a 2019 Kirkus Prize finalist and was long-listed for the Booker Prize, Women’s Prize for Fiction, and Aspen Words Literary Prize, and shortlisted for the Simpson Literary Prize. Luiselli received the 2020 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature and is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim. She teaches at Bard College.
About the Poetry & Fiction Series at Simon's Rock
For over thirty years the Simon's Rock Poetry & Fiction Series has hosted prominent and upcoming poets and fiction writers, including Seamus Heaney, Annie Proulx, Derek Walcott, John Edgar Wideman, Susan Sontag, Rita Dove, and many more. Open to the community, the readings are preceded by a conversation with Simon's Rock students and followed by a Q & A with the attending audience. Co-coordinated by faculty members Peter Filkins and Brendan Mathews, the series consists of four readings done over the course of each fall semester.
Join the Event (free and open to the public)
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