This week’s Distinguished Writer: Amy Bloom ’75


Amy Bloom ’75, the 2009 Jacob Julien Visiting Writer, will give a public reading tomorrow as part of Wesleyan’s Distinguished Writers Series.

From the moment she started publishing fiction, Amy Bloom ’75 has been the recipient of major awards. Her first story, Silver Water, won the National Magazine Award. She is the author of the novel A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, a collection of short stories entitled Come to Me, and the nonfiction work Normal. Her most recent novel, Away, was a New York Times bestseller. Praised as a writer of rare humor, insight, grace, and eloquence, Bloom has been nominated for the National Books Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and numerous anthologies here and abroad, and she has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic.

[Wesleyan Events Calendar]

What: Amy Bloom Distinguished Writers Lecture
When: Wednesday, February 18th at 8 PM
Where: Russell House

For more information on Bloom, check out her website.

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