A Fiction Reading by Lori Ostlund

7 PM, Saturday, September 29, 2012
UNCG Faculty Center
Fiction reading

The MFA Writing Program at UNC Greensboro and The Greensboro Review will host a fiction reading by Lori Ostlund on Thursday, September 29th, at 7:00 PM in the UNCG Faculty Center on College Avenue. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.

Lori Ostlund’s debut collection of stories, The Bigness of the World received the 2008 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award, and was a Lambda finalist. The Story Prize named it a 2009 Notable Book, and the collection has also been included on the long list for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the short list for the 2010 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Her stories have appeared in such journals as New England Review, the Georgia Review, Hobart, Prairie Schooner, and the Kenyon Review.

Ostlund lives with her partner, the novelist Anne Raeff, in San Francisco, where she teaches remedial English and story writing at the Art Institute of California, though she is currently spending two years in North Carolina as the Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill.