Thursday, August 29, 2019
UNCG Faculty Center
The MFA Writing Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and The Greensboro Review will host a fiction reading by Xhenet Aliu, who joins our Creative Writing faculty this fall. The reading will take place on Thursday, August 29th at 7PM in the UNCG Faculty Center on College Avenue. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book signing.
Xhenet Aliu’s novel, Brass, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, was long-listed for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Book Prize, and was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year First Novel Prize. Her debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Aliu’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Glimmer Train, Hobart, American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere, and she has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and a fellowship from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among other awards, including a special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology.