Distinguished author Paul Harding will read from his new work on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Paul Harding is the author of two novels, Enon and Tinkers, which was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN American/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. Harding was a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College.
The New Yorker describes Harding’s prose as “steeped in a visionary, transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau.” The first independently published Pulitzer Prize-winning novel since 1981, Tinkers explores the consciousness of a New England patriarch and offers new ways of understanding the world, mortality, and “the greater whole of which we are a part, but cannot perceive.”
Date: Wednesday, November 12
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Russell House