Award-winning author Jaimy Gordon will read from her work on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, at 8:00 pm in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Gordon is the author of four novels, including Lord of Misrule, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Fiction. She is a past fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Bunting Institute at Harvard University. She has been awarded multiple Literature Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts and teaches in the Prague Summer Program for Writers. She grew up in Baltimore and now lives in Michigan.
Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call (860) 685-3448 or visit http://www.wesleyan.edu/
Date: Wednesday, November 4
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Russell House
More info about Gordon after the jump!
In addition to winning the National Book Award, Lord of Misrule was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and won the Tony Ryan Award for the year’s best book about horseracing. The Washington Post described Misrule as “a beautifully written novel” that “completely mastered the language of the racetrack,” and The New York Times called it “assured, exotic and uncategorizable.”
Gordon’s previous novels include Bogeywoman, a Los Angeles Times Best Book for 2000, and She Drove Without Stopping, which brought her an Academy-Institute Award from the American Institute of Arts and Letters. She also translates from the German, especially the fiction of Maria Beig.