A Fiction Reading by Karen Russell

8 PM, Thursday, November 8, 2012
Maple Room of The Elliott University Center
Fiction reading

The MFA Writing Program, The Greensboro Review, and the UNCG Center for Creative Writing in the Arts will host a fiction reading by Karen Russell on Thursday, November 8th, at 8:00 PM in the Maple Room of The Elliott University Center. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and a book signing.

Karen Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia!, was chosen by The New York Timesas one of the “Ten Best Books of 2011,” and was long-listed for The Orange Prize. Russell has been featured in The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” list, and was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. In 2009, she received the “5 Under 35” award from the National Book Foundation.

Russell is also the author of the celebrated short-story collection, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Knopf, September 2006). Her next novel, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, will be published by Knopf in January 2013. Russell received her B.A. from Northwestern University in 2003, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2006.